V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: having active interest and enthusiasm for something

Synonyms: eager, keen, enthusiastic, ardent

Antonyms: aloof, indifferent, disinterested, loath, disinclined

Tips: One can be avid (eager) for something or avid (enthusiastic) about something. If you do something avidly, you do it with enthusiasm and ardor.

Usage Examples:

Kimberly is avid about online shopping because she feels that it saves her time and money. (enthusiastic)

George is an avid rock climber and tries to make it to Yosemite National Park at least once a year. (ardent, enthusiastic)

She avidly perused the real estate listings in search of a new home. (eagerly, keenly) adverb

I was happy to see my son take such an avid interest in his studies. (keen, enthusiastic)

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