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avidity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of avidity

  1. 1 an intense selfish desire for wealth or possessions an advanced case of avidity that led to shoplifting at the tender age of 13 Synonyms of avidity acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, greed, avidness, covetousness, cupidity, graspingness, greediness, mercenariness, rapaciousness, rapacityWords Related to avidity commercialism, materialism, possessiveness; gluttonousness, gluttony, piggishness; appetite, craving, desire, drive, hankering, hunger, itch, longing, lust, passion, pining, ravenousness, thirst, voracity, yearning, yen; egoism, egotism, self-centeredness, self-interest, selfishness, self-regardNear Antonyms of avidity contentment, fulfillment (or fulfilment), gratification, satisfaction; bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, charity, generosity, generousness, largesse (also largess), liberality, magnanimity, openhandedness, openheartedness, unselfishness; altruism, selflessness

  2. 2 urgent desire or interest in her avidity to express her opinions, she frequently and unthinkingly interrupts people Synonyms of avidity appetite, ardor, eagerness, avidness, desirousness, enthusiasm, excitement, hunger, impatience, keenness, lust, thirstWords Related to avidity alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms of avidity casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms of avidity apathy, indifference



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