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Synonyms for acquisitiveness

Synonyms for acquisitiveness

excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves

Words related to acquisitiveness

strong desire to acquire and possess

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Peace will come when all the world's people wake up and march for an end to conflict (and) unrestrained material acquisitiveness.
Conceptions of the market were not yet entirely evacuated of ethical content, even by those who tended to embrace the acquisitiveness a neoclassical attitude to a burgeoning capitalist market assumes.
For example, Willard Sunderland's essay on the porcelain figures of "peoples of the Russian Empire" surely evokes both the inquisitiveness of the educated, upper-class Russians who owned them, as well as the acquisitiveness of the colonial project in a concrete way: instead of a porcelain shepherdess to decorate her shelf, the well-to-do Russian dame had a Samoyed reindeer herder, reproduced with ethnographic fidelity.
Insofar as this cruder instinct of mall toward acquisitiveness, toward self-preservation, can be harnessed through the interactions of the market mechanism, the necessity for reliance on the nobler virtues, those of benevolence and self-sacrifice, is minimized.
In saying that we back people who are aspirational, we have tended to equate aspiration with acquisitiveness, forgetting the qualities of generosity and empathy which are needed to make communities work.
The left-hand, right-hand pair brought conflicting styles and batting strategies to the crease but accumulated runs with a similar sense of acquisitiveness Gambhir reached his 10th half century in Tests in 117 minutes from 97 balls with eight fours.
The propulsion to greed in an effort to control generates ravenous acquisitiveness, so that life becomes a passionate pursuit of every form of security and self-worth, most particularly through more money.
Clearly, we now live in a pluralistic world, with values derived from science or economics--consumerism, acquisitiveness, egoism.
This history of our language is the 'story of the acquisitiveness of English', a 'hybrid' language which has borrowed and absorbed words from 350 other languages.
These organs included such things as amativeness, cautiousness, secretiveness, destructiveness, benevolence, language, and acquisitiveness.
Since the Founding, American acquisitiveness has fueled an inexorable, ruthless expansionism.
More unequal societies are also associated with an increased acquisitiveness for status-conferring objects.
Schmid elaborates: "The overdetermined response of Holmes's contemporaries to his crimes exemplifies a long-standing public ambivalence toward the acquisitiveness and assertiveness that defined the American ethic of success" (51).
The well-read and well-travelled cosmopolitan, the writer who was banned by the Censorship Board for daring to explore dangerous subjects like homosexuality, priests who were sexually active, acquisitiveness among the merchant classes, was an arch- conservative in religious matters.
He then considers their relevance for contemporary times, arguing that Blair and his ilk distort Tawney and Temple by focusing on the common themes of fellowship, freedom, equality, and service without including acknowledgement of the English ethical socialists' critique of personal acquisitiveness.