avid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French avide, from Latin avidus (eager, desirous; greedy), from aveō (wish, desire, long for, crave).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ævɪd/, /ævəd/

Adjective[edit]

avid (comparative more avid, superlative most avid)

  1. enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
    I'm an avid reader.
    • 1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 3
      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.

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