avid | avidity | avidly

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very eager or interested

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avid - eager

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If somebody is highly enthusiastic and passionate about something they do, they can be described as being ‘avid’. The word implies an insatiability, meaning that it is unlikely the person in question will become bored with their chosen pursuit, no matter how many times they engage in it. Generally used in a positive context to describe a healthy passion.

Synonyms esurient
Antonyms apathetic

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  1. I’m an avid reader, so when I’m not at work I like to relax on the sofa with a good book.

  2. I put Steven in charge of the project because I admire his avidity. He is always eager to push ahead and make things happen.

  3. Rose watches the news avidly, so she is always well versed on what is happening in the world.

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