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noun as in eagerness

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If his avidity was an act, Brooks should immediately move to Hollywood and collect his Academy Awards.

He was radioactive to those who once valued his political counsel and editorial avidity.

She was like one standing denied in the Street of Abundance; she had an avidity of the eye for even love's reflection.

This resembled the old bilge-water of a ship for foulness, but both men and oxen drank of it with avidity.

Their eyes fixed, their mouths agape, their hands clasped, they listened with increasing avidity to the Gascon adventurer.

As they were adapted to the capacity of all classes of persons, they were eagerly sought after, and read with avidity.

According to M. C. Courrire, it was seized upon with avidity and produced a profound sensation.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to avidity, such as: avarice, cupidity, enthusiasm, fervor, greediness, and longing.

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