Synonyms and Antonyms of avidness
1 an intense selfish desire for wealth or possessions with the avidness of a child in a candy store, scores of holiday shoppers raced to grab the early-bird specials Synonyms acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, greed, covetousness, cupidity, graspingness, greediness, mercenariness, rapaciousness, rapacityRelated Words 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 contentment, fulfillment (or fulfilment), gratification, satisfaction; bounteousness, bountifulness, bounty, charity, generosity, generousness, largesse (also largess), liberality, magnanimity, openhandedness, openheartedness, unselfishness; altruism, selflessness
2 urgent desire or interest he approaches every new challenge in life with the avidness of a man half his age Synonyms appetite, ardor, avidity, eagerness, desirousness, enthusiasm, excitement, hunger, impatience, keenness, lust, thirstRelated Words alacrity, quickness; ambition, gusto, zest; appetence, appetency, fervency, passion, warmth, zeal; amenability, readiness, willingnessNear Antonyms casualness, insouciance, nonchalance, unconcern; aloofness, detachment; impassivity, languidness, languor; halfheartedness, lukewarmnessAntonyms apathy, indifference
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