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avidity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avidity  \A*vid"i*ty\,  n.  [L.  aviditas  fr  avidus:  cf  F. 
  avidit['e].  See  {Avid}.] 
  Greediness;  strong  appetite;  eagerness;  intenseness  of 
  desire;  as  to  eat  with  avidity. 
 
  His  books  were  received  and  read  with  avidity. 
  --Milward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avidity 
  n  :  a  positive  feeling  of  wanting  to  push  ahead  with  something 
  [syn:  {eagerness},  {avidness},  {keenness}] 




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