- acquisitive ► ADJECTIVE ▪ excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.DERIVATIVES acquisitively adverb acquisitiveness noun.
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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 — noun see acquisitive … New Collegiate 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 quisÂ·iÂ·tiveÂ·ness || nÉªs 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