Longing eagerly for eager money grubbing
- (frequently accompanied by `for') ardently or exceptionally desirous
- marked by energetic interest and passion
- Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy.
1769, from French avide (15c.), from Latin avidus "longing excitedly, desirous, greedy," from avere "to want eagerly." Also simply a back-formation from avidity. Associated: Avidly.
(a.) Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy.
Sello, Potsdam and Sanssouci (Breslau, 1888); Miigge, Fiihrer durch Potsdam and Umgebung (Potsdam, 1896); Kopisch, Die koniglichen Schlosser and Garten zu Potsdam (Berlin, 1854); avid Bethge, Die Hohenzollernanlagen Potsdams (Berlin, 1889).