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avidity Explained

avidity at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

57 Moby Thesaurus words for "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

Avidity at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Avidity \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.

avidity at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

avidity
n : a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
[syn: {eagerness}, {avidness}, {keenness}]

avidity at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Noun

Inter: en-noun » -
  • Greediness; strong appetite.
    1. Eagerness; intenseness of desire
    2. : to eat with avidity
    3. 1881, Category: w - :W. S. Gilbert|W. S. Gilbert, Category: w - :Patience (opera)|Patience:
    4. : Come, walk up, and purchase with avidity,
      Overcome your diffidence and natural timidity.
    5. Inter: biochemistr » y The measure of the synergism of the strength individual interactions between proteins.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » intenseness of desire eagerness, alacrity, enthusiasm, liveliness

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » greediness; strong appetite

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|лакомост, Inter: t+ » bg|ненаситност, Inter: t+ » bg|алчност
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|avidità|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|lăcomie|f, Inter: t+ » ro|aviditate|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|алчность|f, Inter: t+ » ru|жадность|f


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » eagerness; intenseness of desire
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|avidità|f
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|aviditate|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|усердие|n, Inter: t+ » ru|энергичность|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » avidity
    Translation: el » avidity
    Translation: eo » avidity
    Translation: fa » avidity
    Translation: fr » avidity
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    Translation: io » avidity
    Translation: ka » avidity
    Translation: my » avidity
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    Translation: pl » avidity
    Translation: ro » avidity
    Translation: ta » avidity
    Translation: te » avidity
    Translation: vi » avidity
    Translation: zh » avidity