meaning of acquisitiveness

acquisitiveness meaning in General Dictionary

The quality of being acquisitive propensity to acquire property desire of possession

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  • powerful desire to acquire and still have
  • the grade of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire residential property; need of control.
  • The professors that the phrenologists attribute the desire of getting and having.

acquisitiveness meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The grade of becoming acquisitive; propensity to acquire residential property; desire of possession.

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  • (n.) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and having.

Sentence Examples with the word acquisitiveness

True, she now agreed to recognise the independence of the Cisalpine, Ligurian, Helvetic and Batavian (Dutch) republics; but the masterful acquisitiveness of the First Consul and the weak conduct of Austrian and British affairs at that time soon made that clause of the treaty a dead letter.

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