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avidity

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noun avid·ity \ə-ˈvi-də-tē, a-\

Definition of avidity

plural avid·ities

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being avid: a :  keen eagerness b :  consuming greed

  2. 2 :  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>



15th Century

First Known Use of avidity

15th century



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