Definitions for: Avidity


[n] a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something



Webster (1913) Definition: A*vid"i*ty, n. [L. aviditas, fr. avidus: cf. F.
avidit['e]. See Avid.]
Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of
desire; as, to eat with avidity.

His books were received and read with avidity.
--Milward.

Synonyms: avidness, eagerness, keenness

See Also: ardor, ardour, elan, enthusiasm, zeal

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