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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Great or extreme eagerness or enthusiasm. A positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something.

Usage examples (37)
  • His books were received and read with avidity.
  • She herself was no exception to this reluctance: Rieff emphasizes that she hated talking about death and "loved living," had an "avidity" for life.
  • This seems so likely that they will seize upon it with avidity.
  • He drank with avidity; tried to sit up, but fell back exhausted. for more
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