Avid - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈævɪd|  American pronunciation of the word avid
Brit.  |ˈævɪd|  British pronunciation of the word avid

adjective

- (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous(syn: devouring, esurient, greedy)

avid for adventure
an avid ambition to succeed
the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity

- marked by active interest and enthusiasm(syn: zealous)

an avid sports fan

Examples

He is an avid admirer of horror movies.

They took an avid interest in politics.

some of the newspaper's most avid readers

an avid collector of old jazz records

the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity

He is an avid stamp collector.

...an avid mountain climber, always on an expedition to some far-off corner of the world...

...an avid word enthusiast who is compiling a lexicon of archaic and unusual words...

...a series of adventure books that turned boys who had been antipathetic to reading into avid readers...

I've always been an avid reader (=someone who reads a lot).

...an avid shutterbug who takes her camera with her everywhere...

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