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acquisitiveness

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being acquisitive; a propensity to acquire property.
  • n. In phrenology, the organ to which is attributed the function of producing the general desire to acquire and possess, apart from the uses of the objects. Sometimes called covetiveness.
  • n. See cut under phrenology.
  • n. In psychology: The proprietary or collecting instinct.
  • n. The capacity for learning or for intellectual acquisition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. strong desire to acquire and possess

Etymologies

acquisitive +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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