Avid vs Aficionado - What's the difference?
As an adjective avid
is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy.
As a noun aficionado is
enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
* 1996 , , Oyster , Virago Press, paperback edition, page 3
- I'm an avid reader.
- 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.
A person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a particular interest or activity (originally bullfighting); a fan or devotee.
- To the "closet" taxonomist and aficionado of nomenclatural exercises, such emphasis may seem an intrusion.