Avid vs Avaricious - What's the difference?

avid | avaricious |


As adjectives the difference between avid and avaricious

is that avid is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy while avaricious is actuated]] by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of [[accumulate|accumulating property.

avid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
  • I'm an avid reader.
  • * 1996 , , Oyster , Virago Press, paperback edition, page 3
  • 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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    avaricious

    English

    Alternative forms

    * avaritious (obsolete)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Actuated]] by avarice; extremely greedy for wealth or material gain; immoderately desirous of [[accumulate, accumulating property.
  • * Robert Montgomery Bird (1806-1854)
  • In a word, he was called a hard, avaricious , rapacious man, whose chief business was to enrich himself...

    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * avariciously * avariciousness

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