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Meaning of AVIDITY

Pronunciation:  u'viditee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
 

AVIDITY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: avidness, eagerness, keenness
 
 See Also: ardor, ardour, elan, enthusiasm, zeal

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*vid"i*ty\, n. [L. aviditas, fr. avidus: cf. F.
avidit['e]. See {Avid}.]
Greediness; strong appetite; eagerness; intenseness of
desire; as, to eat with avidity.

      His books were received and read with avidity.
                                               --Milward.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The strength of a bond between an antibody and its antigen. Similar to affinity among enzymes and their substrates.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acquisitiveness, alacrity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, avarice, avariciousness, avidness, breathless impatience, cheerful readiness, covetousness, cupidity, eagerness, elan, forwardness, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, gust, gusto, hoggishness, impatience, incontinence, inordinate desire, insatiability, insatiable desire, intemperateness, itching palm, keen desire, keenness, life, liveliness, lust, overgreediness, piggishness, promptness, quickness, rapaciousness, rapacity, ravenousness, readiness, sordidness, spirit, swinishness, verve, vitality, vivacity, voraciousness, voracity, wolfishness, zest, zestfulness
 

 

 

 

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