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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Strong desire to gain and possess.

Usage examples (34)
  • The demand of the belly-need is too strong; the friction too great: individuality is repressed, forced to manifest itself in acquisitiveness and selfishness.
  • But other desires kept them active: four in particular, which we can label acquisitiveness, rivalry, vanity, and love of power.
  • They spring straight from the acquisitiveness which is a universal characteristic of human nature and indeed of animal and vegetable nature.
  • Dexter Allison is no doubt an estimable man in many ways, even though, as you feel positive, he has a tendency to acquisitiveness which is deplorable. for more
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