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avidity

[ uh-vid-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF avidity

Synonyms for avidity

  • avarice
  • cupidity
  • enthusiasm
  • fervor
  • greediness
  • longing
  • intense desire
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Antonyms for avidity

  • apathy
  • coolness
  • dislike
  • indifference
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AVIDITY

It was upon this last point that I seized with most avidity.

At 'beautiful Vienne,' Martial boasted that his works were read with avidity.

They will be read with avidity in the North and in the South, and throughout Europe.

Roderic surveyed his victim with an eye of avidity and triumph.

Their disunion, the consequence of their avidity, saved it from ruin, but not from pillage.

At five years of age children will generally learn with avidity.

He seizes the project with avidity, and offers to supply me with a hammer for my work.

Still shrinking from his nearness she had ended by listening to him with avidity.

A book of thrilling interest; one that can not fail to be read with avidity.

They eat it with avidity, and are more concerned about the quantity than about the quality.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "eagerness, zeal," from Old French avidite "avidity, greed," from Latin aviditatem (nominative aviditas) "eagerness, avidity," noun of quality from avidus (see avid).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AVIDITY

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noungreed
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  • cupidity
  • greediness
  • possessiveness
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