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synonyms for acquisitiveness

  • avarice
  • avariciousness
  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • greediness
  • possessiveness
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How to use acquisitiveness in a sentence

Acquisitiveness also large; this gentleman believes in getting the full value for his money.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 93, SEPTEMBER 24, 1887VARIOUS
Those qualities were greed and persistence in acquisitiveness, cunning and subtlety, also bragging and self-assertiveness.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
Her delicately curved lips were free from the grim lines of concentrated acquisitiveness.
MR. GREX OF MONTE CARLOE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Her venality, he began to see, was merely the instinctive acquisitiveness of the savage, the greed of the petted child.
THE SHADOWARTHUR STRINGER
He puts acquisitiveness first and right and sterling honesty and unselfishness second.
THE WHENCE AND THE WHITHER OF MANJOHN MASON TYLER
Nor did his removal affect the acquisitiveness of his successor, who loyally followed in his footsteps.
LOOKING SEAWARD AGAINWALTER RUNCIMAN
His hard, eager eyes showed censoriousness, cruelty, and acquisitiveness.
THE SEA AND THE JUNGLEH. M. TOMLINSON
The true location of acquisitiveness is anterior to combativeness, and lower than adhesiveness.
BUCHANAN'S JOURNAL OF MAN, OCTOBER 1887VARIOUS
Another instinct which has supplied fuel to patriotism of the baser sort is that of acquisitiveness.
OUTSPOKEN ESSAYSWILLIAM RALPH INGE
The storing of provisions by the ants is an exercise of acquisitiveness,—the faculty which with us makes rich men and misers.
VESTIGES OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CREATIONROBERT CHAMBERS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ACQUISITIVENESS

  • acquisitiveness
  • avarice
  • avidity
  • covetousness
  • cupidity
  • greediness
  • money-grubbing
  • money-hunger
  • rapaciousness
  • rapacity
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