Origin of avidity
Examples from the Web for avidity
If his avidity was an act, Brooks should immediately move to Hollywood and collect his Academy Awards.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He found an opportunity of commencing the study of Greek, and seized it with avidity.
He started crunching the crackers with avidity, eyeing me furtively all the time as I stood at the telephone.The Red Symbol|John Ironside
The latter we seized upon with avidity, as being the first we had met with.A Kut Prisoner|H. C. W. Bishop
- greed; avarice
- the strength of an acid or base in proportion to its degree of dissociation
- another term for affinity (def. 6b)
mid-15c., "eagerness, zeal," from Old French avidite "avidity, greed," from Latin aviditatem (nominative aviditas) "eagerness, avidity," noun of quality from avidus (see avid).