avid

avid
avid
meaning ‘eager or greedy’, is used either attributively (before a noun, commonly an agent noun such as collector or reader) or predicatively followed by for (or, now rarely, of):

• Since getting the equipment two years ago, I've become an avid collector of compact discs —CD Review, 1992

• He was avid for news of how it was all going, and regretting that he couldn't be part of it —J. Spottiswoode, 1991.


Modern English usage. 2014.

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