Avid vs Cursory - What's the difference?

avid | cursory |


As adjectives the difference between avid and cursory

is that avid is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy while cursory is hasty; superficial; careless.

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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    cursory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • hasty; superficial; careless
  • Most junk mail requires only a cursory glance.
  • (obsolete) Running about; not stationary.
  • Derived terms

    * cursorily * cursoriness

    See also

    * cursor