Definition of avidity:
thirst, acuteness, eagerness, hunger, impatience, cupidity, voracity, rapaciousness, give, acuity, greed, ardor, greediness, covetousness, enthusiasm, grabbiness, excitement, keenness, avarice, appetite, desire, desirousness, ravenousness, lust, graspingness, sharpness, zeal, mercenariness, avariciousness, readiness, rapacity, forwardness, edacity, acquisitiveness, omnivorousness, avidness.
- "A History of Trade Unionism in the United States", Selig Perlman.
He was so envious of my good fortune when I said that I was going boar- hunting, that I invited him to accompany me; and as he showed much pluck in a rather nasty encounter we had with an infuriated boar, and much frankness in owning afterwards that he was frightened, I forthwith invited him to Scotland, and he accepted the invitation, as he did all good things which came in his way, with avidity.- "A Witch of the Hills, v. 1-2", Florence Warden.
Accordingly, excess of good fortune and unrestrained indulgence were the ruin of men whom no severity of distress had subdued; and so much the more completely, in proportion to the avidity with which they plunged into pleasures to which they were unaccustomed.- "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.