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English definition of “avid”

avid

adjective     /ˈæv.ɪd/
extremely eager or interested: an avid football fan an avid supporter of the arts He took an avid interest in the project.formal She hadn't seen him for six months and was avid for news.Excited, interested and enthusiastic avidity     /əˈvɪd.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ə.t̬i/ noun [U] formal avidly     /-li/ adverb She reads avidly. We avidly awaited news of him.Excited, interested and enthusiastic
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