avid

Avid usually means very eager or enthusiastic. If you're an avid reader, it means you read as much as you can, whenever you can.

But this adjective can also mean wanting something so much that you can be thought of as greedy. For example, a person can be avid for success or power. Avid is from French avide, from Latin avidus, from avere "to desire, crave."

DEFINITIONS OF: avid

1

adj marked by active interest and enthusiasm

“an avid sports fan”
Synonyms:
zealous
enthusiastic
having or showing great excitement and interest

adj (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

avid for adventure”
“an avid ambition to succeed”
“the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity”
Synonyms:
devouring, esurient, greedy
desirous, wishful
having or expressing desire for something
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