noun \ə-ˈvi-də-tē, a-\
plural avid·ities

Definition of AVIDITY

:  the quality or state of being avid:
a :  keen eagerness
b :  consuming greed
:  affinity 2b(2)

Examples of AVIDITY

  1. <an advanced case of avidity that led to shoplifting at the tender age of 13>
  2. <in her avidity to express her opinions, she frequently and unthinkingly interrupts people>

First Known Use of AVIDITY

15th century


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