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.
greed, greediness, covetousness, cupidity, possessiveness, grasping, graspingness, grabbing, avarice, avidity, predatoriness, rapaciousness, rapacity, voracity, voraciousness, mercenariness, materialism
informal money-grubbing, money-grabbing
North American informal grabbiness
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