Avid vs Rabid - What's the difference?

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Avid is a synonym of rabid.


As adjectives the difference between avid and rabid

is that avid is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy while rabid is affected with rabies.

avid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
  • I'm an avid reader.
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  • We waited for something to happen, for anything to happen, we were avid for some event to unfold itself out of the burning nothing to save us.

    Derived terms

    * avidly * avidity

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    rabid

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Affected with rabies.
  • a rabid dog or fox
  • Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia.
  • a rabid virus
  • Furious; raging; extremely violent.
  • very extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; comparable to one with rabies.
  • a rabid socialist
    rabid Green Bay Packers fans

    Quotations

    * The rabid flight, Of winds that ruin ships. -- Chapman

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