Synonyms for avid
- dying to
- gotta have
Antonyms for avid
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AVID
He cast a glance about him, his eye, avid with curiosity, held rigidly in restraint.
The "brass hats," as Blake had foreseen, were avid for details.
There was much traders' blood in Venice, and, trader-like, she was avid of possessions.
She flung herself on him with the avid girlishness of a Bengal tiger.
The reading public is avid of good books, but it does not hear about them.
He saw the people who had not left Ensfield joined by avid visitors.
It is as avid and relentless in devising ant-traps as elephant-snares.
The paper was read with avid interest, criticized, commended.
There was something frightening, Nicole thought, in the avid light in her eyes.
He can never put his avid hand on that word of words—it is pre-empted.
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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