acquisitiveness
noun see acquisitive

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Acquisitiveness — Ac*quis i*tive*ness, n. 1. The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession. [1913 Webster] 2. (Phren.) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing. Combe. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acquisitiveness — index greed Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • acquisitiveness — noun their three children seem to possess none of the acquisitiveness so typical of Hollywood brats Syn: greed, greediness, covetousness, cupidity, possessiveness, avarice, avidity, rapaciousness, rapacity, materialism; informal affluenza …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • acquisitiveness — acquisitive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively interested in acquiring money or material things. DERIVATIVES acquisitively adverb acquisitiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • acquisitiveness — See acquisitively. * * * …   Universalium

  • acquisitiveness — noun a) The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession. b) (phrenology) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing …   Wiktionary

  • acquisitiveness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves: avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, graspingness, greed. Informal: grabbiness. See DESIRE, GIVE …   English dictionary for students

  • acquisitiveness — ac quis·i·tive·ness || nɪs n. quality of being greedy, avaricious, desire to acquire and possess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acquisitiveness — n. Love of acquiring, desire to acquire, eagerness for gain …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • acquisitiveness — n greed, graspingness, rapacity, perdaciousness, avarice, selfishness; ravenousness, voraciousness, insatiability, omnivorousness, covet ousness; miserliness, penuriousness, parsimony, niggardliness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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