Avid vs Ardent - What's the difference?

avid | ardent |

As adjectives the difference between avid and ardent

is that avid is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy while ardent is full of ardor; fervent, passionate.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(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






    (en adjective)
  • Full of ardor; fervent, passionate.
  • * 1956 — , The City and the Stars , p 43
  • This ardent exploration, absorbing all his energy and interest, made him forget for the moment the mystery of his heritage and the anomaly that cut him off from all his fellows.
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  • , year=1818 , author=Mary Shelley , title=Frankenstein , chapter=4 citation , passage=I see by your eagerness and the wonder and hope which your eyes express, my friend, that you expect to be informed of the secret with which I am acquainted; that cannot be; listen patiently until the end of my story, and you will easily perceive why I am reserved upon that subject. I will not lead you on, unguarded and ardent as I then was, to your destruction and infallible misery.}}
  • Burning; glowing; shining.
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