showing great enthusiasm for or interest in:
an avid moviegoer.
Synonyms: enthusiastic, ardent, keen; devoted, dedicated; zealous, fanatic.
Antonyms: indifferent, apathetic; reluctant.
extremely desirous (often followed by for or sometimes of):
avid for pleasure; avid of power.
Synonyms: eager; hungry, greedy, insatiable; covetous.
Antonyms: disdainful, loath.
They also share an avid eye for detail, although this does desert them at a key moment in their book.
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Both of my brothers were avid hunters when I was growing up—they still are.
Why I Love Guns Meghan McCain May 13, 2009
Describing by biographers as an avid writer of letters, little of his correspondence appears available to public view.
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The Dutch teenager, an avid field hockey, soccer, and tennis player, went to rehab, but as the swelling abated, her leg grew numb.
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But Palin, like McGovern, represents an avid, countercultural minority that overestimates its own appeal and overplays its hand.
Run, Sarah, Run! Michelle Goldberg July 22, 2009
It was just such a venture as his sanguine and inquiring spirit, avid of the unknown, had always dreamed of.
In the Morning of Time Charles G. D. Roberts
He cast a glance about him, his eye, avid with curiosity, held rigidly in restraint.
The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
There was a meagre, passionless dulness about the aspect, though at times it quickened into a kind of avid acuteness.
Lucretia, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The “brass hats,” as Blake had foreseen, were avid for details.
Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 Various
She looked into Marise’s face with her avid, penetrating gaze, and said, “But you don’t like him!”
Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
very keen; enthusiastic: an avid reader
(postpositive; often foll by for or of) eager (for); desirous (of); greedy (for): avid for revenge
1769, from French avide (15c.), from Latin avidus “longing eagerly, desirous, greedy,” from avere “to desire eagerly.” Also in part a back-formation from avidity. Related: Avidly.
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eagerness; greediness. enthusiasm or dedication. Contemporary Examples If his avidity was an act, Brooks should immediately move to Hollywood and collect his Academy Awards. I’m Not Country or Pop. I’m Just Pure Garth Brooks. David Masciotra September 9, 2014 Historical Examples I raised his head, and held the refilled water-can to his lips, when he […]
ignorance of the identity of oneself with Brahman, resulting in imprisonment within the cycle of birth and death.
noun a winter sports resort in Scotland, in Moray between the Monadhliath and Cairngorm Mountains. Pop: 2397 (2001) Historical Examples Heavy snow-storm in the night, and we were held up for three hours on the highest part of the line between Kingussie and aviemore. The Life of Mrs. Humphry Ward Janet Penrose Trevelyan I inquired, […]