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Acquisitiveness  n.  
The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession.
(Phren.) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Acquisitiveness" Quotes from Famous Books

... Legislative Councillor; he was an Executive Councillor and when Simcoe left Canada in 1796, he acted as Administrator until the coming of the new Lieutenant Governor Peter Hunter in 1799. Russell was not noted for anything but his acquisitiveness but he was a faithful servant of the Crown in ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919 • Various

... was sorry: wind and threatenings of rain. Moreover it was cold and overcast. Yet nothing damped the ardour of the sellers, and the acquisitiveness of the buyers. But—had I come upon a nursery of hallelujah lasses? Were the nights to be made hideous with Salvation Army howls? On all sides of me were great girls and little girls, matrons and maids, in Salvation Army straws. ...
— In Troubadour-Land - A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc • S. Baring-Gould

Words linked to "Acquisitiveness" :   greed, unacquisitive, acquisitive, retentiveness, bibliomania, retentivity

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