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acquisitiveness Line breaks: ac¦quisi¦tive|ness
Pronunciation: /əˈkwɪzɪtɪvnɪs/

Definition of acquisitiveness in English:


[mass noun]
Excessive interest in acquiring money or material things: a culture of acquisitiveness permeated his administration
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  • Yet this lack of acquisitiveness, this disregard for hoarding, has earned indigenous communities sobriquets like ‘uncivilized’ or ‘primitive’.
  • For those entering the workforce, acquisitiveness and competition too frequently eclipse other philosophical and religious values, including that of the greater good.
  • But capitalism does not reward compassion and cooperation; it is driven by acquisitiveness and individualism.

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