- tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.: our acquisitive impulses; acquisitive societies.
Origin of acquisitive
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Related Words for acquisitivenessavidity, avarice, cupidity, covetousness, greediness, possessiveness
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Historical Examples of acquisitiveness
The man of Fiction and the man of Fact were at one in this passion of acquisitiveness.The Book-Hunter in London
The men who leave seldom have acquisitiveness well developed.How to Become Rich
His organ of caution was large, but that of acquisitiveness moderate.What Will He Do With It, Complete
He has eloquence, perception, inquisitiveness and acquisitiveness.Mr. Oseba's Last Discovery
George W. Bell
A few have almost no other vice save that of acquisitiveness.
- inclined or eager to acquire things, esp material possessionswe currently live in an acquisitive society