- 1Having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something: an avid reader of science fictionMore example sentences
- She looked at me with avid interest, with those eyes so much like mine.
- She was used to befriending her students and taking and avid interest in their lives.
- Most of them read cookery books with as much avid interest as articles about dieting.
- 1.1 (avid for) Having an eager desire for: she was avid for information about the murder inquiryMore example sentences
- Many of the friendly people they met in Ballina, NSW, showed a great interest in the Irish sister town, after which it is named, and were avid for information about Ballina, Co. Mayo.
- He published this clarification in the Architectural Record for American art lovers, who were avid for information about what was happening in the Old World.
- Here, Labour and the Conservatives - lacking the activist enthusiasm that sustained them for most of the last century - are avid for the costly substitute of electronic technology.
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- I read Watership Down avidly when I was ten; it was a cracking story.
- Ever since then, I read the sports pages avidly, surreptitiously cutting out news stories about you.
- All the above figures could be detailed on a weekly basis in the Gazette and would make a fascinating weekly feature which I would avidly read.
mid 18th century: from French avide or Latin avidus, from avere 'crave'.