Definition of avid:
ravenous, devouring, acquisitive, study ateager, desire, keen, ardent, grasping, raring, desirous, thirsty, enthusiastic, keen, impatient, great, solicitous, greedy, avaricious, bursting, eager, covetous, esurient, agog, edacious, thirsting, rapacious, unappeasable, gluttonous, concern, omnivorous, hungry, zealous, give, athirst, grabby, voracious.
The mediums are invariably persons of an inferior order of intellect, avid of notoriety, and mostly mercenary, so that the results of the consultations with them were almost sufficient to deter serious- minded people from dealing with them a second time, while the people who formed the regular circles and had made a sect with a devotional character in it, rapidly degenerated into a credulity and materialism which were more discouraging than the most arid skepticism.- "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
- "The Emigrant Trail", Geraldine Bonner.
- "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.