What does avidity mean?

avidity meaning in General Dictionary

Greediness powerful appetite eagerness intenseness of need as to eat with avidity

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  • an optimistic feeling of planning to press ahead with something
  • Greediness; powerful desire for food; eagerness; intenseness of desire; because, for eating with avidity.

avidity meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., "eagerness, zeal," from Old French avidite "avidity, greed," from Latin aviditatem (nominative aviditas) "eagerness, avidity," noun of high quality from avidus (see avid).


avidity meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Greediness; powerful desire for food; eagerness; intenseness of desire; because, to eat with avidity.


Sentence Examples with the word avidity

His avidity was insatiable and he could brook no opposition; but, unlike his father, he was morose, silent and unsympathetic. His next conquests were Camerino and Urbino, but his power was now greatly shaken by the conspiracy of La Magione (a castle near Perugia where the plotters met).

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