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avidity

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CIDE DICTIONARY

avidityn. [L. aviditas, fr. avidus: cf. F. avidité. See Avid.].
     Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of desire; as, to eat with avidity.  [1913 Webster]
    "His books were received and read with avidity."  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

avidity

acquisitiveness, alacrity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, avarice, avariciousness, avidness, breathless impatience, cheerful readiness, covetousness, cupidity, eagerness, elan, forwardness, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, gust, gusto, hoggishness, impatience, incontinence, inordinate desire, insatiability, insatiable desire, intemperateness, itching palm, keen desire, keenness, life, liveliness, lust, overgreediness, piggishness, promptness, quickness, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, readiness, sordidness, spirit, swinishness, verve, vitality, vivacity, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness, zest, zestfulness

ROGET THESAURUS

avidity

Greed

N greed, covetousness, ravenousness, venality, avidity, cupidity, acquisitiveness (acquisition), desire, greed, greediness, avarice, avidity, rapacity, extortion, selfishness, auri sacra fames, grasping, craving, canine appetite, rapacity, greedy, avaricious, covetous, acquisitive, grasping, rapacious, lickerish, greedy as a hog, overeager, voracious, ravenous, ravenous as a wolf, openmouthed, extortionate, exacting, sordid, alieni appetens, insatiable, insatiate, unquenchable, quenchless, omnivorous, greed, covetousness, ravenousness, venality, avidity, cupidity, acquisitiveness (acquisition), desire, greed, greediness, avarice, avidity, rapacity, extortion, selfishness, auri sacra fames, grasping, craving, canine appetite, rapacity, greedy, avaricious, covetous, acquisitive, grasping, rapacious, lickerish, greedy as a hog, overeager, voracious, ravenous, ravenous as a wolf, openmouthed, extortionate, exacting, sordid, alieni appetens, insatiable, insatiate, unquenchable, quenchless, omnivorous.


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