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av·id

 (ăv′ĭd)
adj.
1. Having or marked by keen interest and enthusiasm: an avid golfer; an avid interest in cooking.
2. Having or marked by strong desire or craving; greedy: an economy with an avid appetite for consumer goods.

[Latin avidus, from avēre, to desire.]

av′id·ly adv.

avid

(ˈævɪd)
adj
1. very keen; enthusiastic: an avid reader.
2. (postpositive; often foll by for or of) eager (for); desirous (of); greedy (for): avid for revenge.
[C18: from Latin avidus, from avēre to long for]
ˈavidly adv

av•id

(ˈæv ɪd)

adj.
1. enthusiastic; ardent; keen: an avid moviegoer.
2. keenly desirous; eager; greedy (often fol. by for or of).
[1760–70; < Latin avidus=av(ēre) to crave + -idus -id4]
av′id•ly, adv.
a•vid•i•ty (əˈvɪd ɪ ti) av′id•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.avid - (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirousavid - (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous; "avid for adventure"; "an avid ambition to succeed"; "fierce devouring affection"; "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"; "greedy for fame"
desirous, wishful - having or expressing desire for something; "desirous of high office"; "desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem"
2.avid - marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

avid

avid

adjective
1. Having an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit:
2. Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity:
Informal: grabby.
3. Intensely desirous or interested:
Informal: raring.
Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing.
Translations
شَرِه، مُتَعَطِّش،تَوّاق، طَمّاع
dychtivý
begærligivrig
ákafur, gráîugur
aistringassu užsidegimutrokštantisužsidegęsužsidegimas
alkatīgskārs
nadšený
can atançok istekli

avid

[ˈævɪd] ADJ [collector, viewer] → ávido; [supporter, fan] → ferviente
an avid readerun ávido lector
to be avid for sthestar ávido de algo

avid

[ˈævɪd] adj [reader] → avide; [fan] → fervent(e); [golfer, gardener] → passionné(e)

avid

adj
(= desirous)gierig (for nach); (esp for fame, praise) → süchtig (for nach); avid for fameruhmsüchtig
(= keen)begeistert, passioniert; interestlebhaft, stark; he is an avid follower of this serieser verfolgt diese Serie mit lebhaftem Interesse; as an avid reader of your columnals eifriger Leser Ihrer Spalte; I am an avid readerich lese leidenschaftlich gern

avid

[ˈævɪd] adj avid (for)desideroso/a (di), avido/a (di)
an avid reader → un(a) accanito/a or appassionato/a lettore/trice

avid

(ˈӕvid) adjective
eager. avid for information; an avid reader.
ˈavidly adverb
aˈvidity noun
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But both the diabolic love and the unearthly hate of the mysteries it had penetrated fought for the possession of that soul satiated with primitive emotions, avid of lying fame, of sham dis- tinction, of all the appearances of success and power.
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