Definition of Avidness

1. Noun. A positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something.

Exact synonyms: Avidity, Eagerness, Keenness
Generic synonyms: Enthusiasm
Specialized synonyms: Ardor, Ardour, Elan, Zeal
Derivative terms: Avid, Avid, Eager



Definition of Avidness

1. Noun. The characteristic of being avid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Avidness

1. avidity [n -ES] - See also: avidity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avidness

aviculturist
aviculturists
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avider
avidest
avidin
avidin-biotin immunofluorescence
avidinated
avidins
avidious
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avidities
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avidity antibody
avidly
avidness (current term)
avidnesses
avie
aviette
aviettes
avifauna
avifaunae
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avifaunas
avifaunistic
aviform
avigator
avigators
avignon berry
avihepadnavirus

Literary usage of Avidness

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1. The Drama and the Stage by Ludwig Lewisohn (1922)
"A terrible yet hopeless avidness after the meaning of life dominates this drama, and under its cold cynicism you feel a stifled moan of pain. ..."

2. Ariel by José Enrique Rodó (1922)
"They will call the dogmatism of common sense, wisdom; mean avidness of heart, gravity; adaptation to the mediocre, sound judgment; and bad taste, ..."

3. The Boy Problem by William Byron Forbush (1907)
"In the first chapter I laid considerable stress upon the imminence of the boy's physical nature and his avidness of life. His response to every impulse is ..."

4. Child Study and Child Training by William Byron Forbush (1915)
"There was a still joy in quiet, sober pleasures, intellectual repose, but the child brings the larger and more exuberant joys of play, fellowship, avidness ..."

5. The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine (1871)
"Butler, whose labours in advancing the logic of analogy we have previously explained, read thie Demonstration with the avidness of a keen and subtle mind ..."

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