avidness
noun see avid

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • avidness — noun The characteristic of being avid …   Wiktionary

  • avidness — n. avidity, eagerness, enthusiasm, keenness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • avidness — noun a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something • Syn: ↑eagerness, ↑avidity, ↑keenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑avid, ↑avid (for: ↑avidity), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • avidity — noun a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something • Syn: ↑eagerness, ↑avidness, ↑keenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑avid (for: ↑avidness), ↑avid, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • eagerness — noun 1. a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑avidity, ↑avidness, ↑keenness • Derivationally related forms: ↑avid (for: ↑avidness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • keenness — noun 1. a quick and penetrating intelligence (Freq. 1) he argued with great acuteness I admired the keenness of his mind • Syn: ↑acuteness, ↑acuity, ↑sharpness • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • avid — adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French avide, from Latin avidus, from avēre to desire, crave; akin to Welsh ewyllys desire, Old Irish con oí he protects Date: 1769 1. desirous to the point of greed ; urgently eager ; greedy < …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • avid — avidly, adv. avidness, n. /av id/, adj. 1. enthusiastic; ardent; dedicated; keen: an avid moviegoer. 2. keenly desirous; eager; greedy (often fol. by for or of): avid for pleasure; avid of power. [1760 70; < L avidus, equiv. to av(ere) to crave + …   Universalium

  • alacrity — Synonyms and related words: abruptness, acquiescence, agility, agreeability, agreeableness, amenability, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, ardor, avidity, avidness, breathless impatience, briskness, cheerful consent, cheerful readiness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • animation — Synonyms and related words: activity, actuation, afflatus, aggravation, agitation, alacrity, animal spirits, animate existence, animating spirit, animus, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, ardency, ardor, arousal, arousing, avidity, avidness, being… …   Moby Thesaurus

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