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ac·quis·i·tive

 (ə-kwĭz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.
2. Tending to acquire and retain ideas or information: an acquisitive mind.

ac·quis′i·tive·ly adv.
ac·quis′i·tive·ness n.
ac·quis′i·tor (-tər) n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acquisitiveness - strong desire to acquire and possessacquisitiveness - strong desire to acquire and possess
greed - excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
bibliomania - preoccupation with the acquisition and possession of books
retentiveness, retentivity - the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
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acquisitiveness

noun greed, selfishness, avarice, rapacity, covetousness, avidity, rapaciousness, predatoriness, avidness, graspingness His villa is filled with evidence of his acquisitiveness.
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acquisitiveness

noun
Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves:
Informal: grabbiness.
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Translations
وَلَع بِالأكْتِسَاب
hrabivostzištnost
begærlighedhavesyge
szereznivágyás
ágirni
aç gözlülükdoymazlık

acquisitiveness

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪvnɪs] Ncodicia f
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acquisitiveness

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪvnɪs] ninstinct m de possession
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acquisitiveness

nHabgier f (pej)
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acquisitiveness

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪvnɪs] ntendenza ad accumulare (pej) → materialismo
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acquire

(əˈkwaiə) verb
to get. He acquired a knowledge of English.
acquisition (ӕkwiˈziʃən) noun
1. the act of acquiring. the acquisition of more land.
2. something acquired. Her recent acquisitions included a piano.
acquisitive (əˈkwizətiv) adjective
eager to get possessions. an acquisitive child.
acˈquisitiveness noun
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