HyperDic: avid

English > 2 senses of the word avid:
ADJECTIVEallavid, devouring, esurient, greedy(often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous
allavid, zealousmarked by active interest and enthusiasm
avid > pronunciation
Soundsae'vahd; ae'vihd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
abbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > avid: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(often followed by 'for') ardently or excessively desirous.
  • "avid for adventure"
  • "an avid ambition to succeed"
  • "the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"
Synonymsdevouring, esurient, greedy
Broaderdesirous, wishfulHaving or expressing desire for something
Spanishansioso, ávido, impaciente
Catalanansiós, àvid, desitjós, impacient
Adverbsavidlyin an avid / avid manner
English > avid: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by active interest and enthusiasm.
Example"an avid sports fan"
BroaderenthusiasticHaving or showing great excitement / excitement and interest
Spanishapasionado, ardiente, ávido, celoso, entusiasta, ferviente, fervoroso
Catalanapassionat, ardent, àvid, entusiasta, fervent, fervorós, zelós
Nounsavidity, avidnessa positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something

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