acquisitiveness


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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.
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

acquisitiveness

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

acquisitiveness

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

acquisitiveness

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪvnɪs] Ncodicia f

acquisitiveness

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪvnɪs] ninstinct m de possession

acquisitiveness

nHabgier f (pej)

acquisitiveness

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪvnɪs] ntendenza ad accumulare (pej) → materialismo

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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