Avid vs Avarice - What's the difference?

avid | avarice |


As an adjective avid

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

As a noun avarice is

excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.

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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

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    avarice

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Excessive or inordinate desire of gain; greediness after wealth; covetousness; cupidity.
  • Inordinate desire for some supposed good.
  • Synonyms

    * avariciousness * See also

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