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avid

av·id

avid

 
 
pronunciation:
ae vihd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by great enthusiasm or zeal.
As an avid fan of baseball, he watches every game.She's always been an avid reader and seems to have read everything and to know everything.
synonyms:
enthusiastic, fervid, zealous
antonyms:
apathetic, indifferent
similar words:
ardent, big, fanatic, fervent, gung-ho, rah-rah, spirited, wild
definition 2: characterized by great eagerness; greedy.
The kindergarten students are avid for learning.
synonyms:
eager, greedy, hungry, thirsty, voracious
antonyms:
averse
similar words:
ardent, big, desirous, esurient, insatiable, keen, ravenous, zealous
derivation: avidly (adv.)