Examples from the Web for acquisitiveness
Gradually, one after another, the other four girls fell under the lure of their vanity and their acquisitiveness.
Nevertheless the real cause of both disputes was the acquisitiveness of the Boers.Life of Frederick Courtenay Selous, D.S.O.|J.G. Millais
Acquisitiveness includes the tact of pickpockets and the ardour of merchants.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2|Gustave Flaubert
Each man followed the bent of his individual instinct for acquisitiveness.
Amativeness and acquisitiveness are only different channels of one stream.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for acquisitiveness
Word Origin and History for acquisitiveness
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).