Avid vs Aficionado - What's the difference?

avid | aficionado |


As an adjective avid

is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy.

As a noun aficionado is

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avid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
  • I'm an avid reader.
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  • We waited for something to happen, for anything to happen, we were avid for some event to unfold itself out of the burning nothing to save us.

    Derived terms

    * avidly * avidity

    Anagrams

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    aficionado

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a particular interest or activity (originally bullfighting); a fan or devotee.
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  • To the "closet" taxonomist and aficionado of nomenclatural exercises, such emphasis may seem an intrusion.

    Synonyms

    * admirer * buff * connoisseur * enthusiast * expert * fan * follower * lover

    See also

    * -phile ----