Synonyms for acquisitiveness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-kwiz-i-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkwɪz ɪ tɪv

Définition of acquisitiveness

Origin :
  • 1630s, "owned through acquisition," from Latin acquisit-, past participle stem of acquirere (see acquisition) + -ive. Meaning "given to acquisition, avaricious" is from 1826 (implied in acquisitiveness). Related: Acquisitively (1590s).
  • noun greed
Example sentences :
  • The man of Fiction and the man of Fact were at one in this passion of acquisitiveness.
  • Extract from : « The Book-Hunter in London » by William Roberts
  • The men who leave seldom have acquisitiveness well developed.
  • Extract from : « How to Become Rich » by William Windsor
  • His organ of caution was large, but that of acquisitiveness moderate.
  • Extract from : « What Will He Do With It, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He has eloquence, perception, inquisitiveness and acquisitiveness.
  • Extract from : « Mr. Oseba's Last Discovery » by George W. Bell
  • A few have almost no other vice save that of acquisitiveness.
  • Extract from : « Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art » by Various
  • It is directly below Ideality and in front of Acquisitiveness.
  • Extract from : « How to Read Human Nature » by William Walker Atkinson
  • Acquisitiveness—money and land—had become his one, his ruling passion.
  • Extract from : « The Torrent » by Vicente Blasco Ibaez
  • Acquisitiveness is an essential trait of aristocracy, and adhesiveness of its perpetuity.
  • Extract from : « The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions » by Carveth Read
  • Then rise three quarters of an inch straight upward, and you are on that part of Acquisitiveness which gets property.
  • Extract from : « The Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology » by O. S. Fowler
  • May not great veneration and acquisitiveness, with moderate conscientiousness, produce this result?
  • Extract from : « The Knickerbocker, Vol. 10, No. 5, November 1837 » by Various

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