Solicitous vs Avid - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between solicitous and avid

is that solicitous is disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful while avid is enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy.

solicitous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.
  • Solicitous of my reputation. -.
    He was solicitous for his advice. -.
    Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not solicitous about the future. - .
    The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not enough solicitous to finish the fortifications. -.
  • Anxious or concerned (usually followed by about'', ''for , etc., or a clause): solicitous about a person's health.
  • Derived terms

    * solicitously * solicitousness

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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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