Avid vs Greed - What's the difference?

avid | greed |


As an adjective avid

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

As a noun greed is

a selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.

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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    greed

    English

    Noun

  • A selfish or excessive desire for more than is needed or deserved, especially of money, wealth, food, or other possessions.
  • His greed was his undoing.
    What drove them was their ambition, their greed for power.

    Synonyms

    * (selfish desire for more than is needed) avarice, covetousness, greediness, rapacity * See also * (desire for food) gluttony

    Derived terms

    * greedily * greediness * greedy

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