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Definition of the noun acquisitiveness

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noun - plural: acquisitivenesses

  1. strong desire to acquire and possess
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: greed = excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
    • more specific words:
    • attributes:
      • acquisitive = eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
      • unacquisitive = not acquisitive

Alternative definition of the noun acquisitiveness

noun

  1. The quality of being acquisitive; propensity to acquire property; desire of possession.
  2. (phrenology) The faculty to which the phrenologists attribute the desire of acquiring and possessing.

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Google previewMaanas - Individual and Society

Acquisitiveness is a weapon which limits our vision. Man has embarked on a...

Google previewThe Lancet London (1825)

A Journal of British and Foreign Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Physiology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Public Health and News

power, that which gives the desire of acquiring, or collecting, and in pbrenology it is called acquisitiveness. It does...

Google previewEconomic Analysis and Moral Philosophy (1996)

by Daniel M. Hausman, Michael S. McPherson

Second, if competitive pressures don't offer a satisfactory explanation, then economists should ask whether material acquisitiveness is a good reason in the particular case. One cannot assess explanations in economics without making moral ...

Google previewThe Phrenological Journal and Miscellany (1839)

Acquisitiveness is that faculty which prompts us to save, to hoard up, to accumulate. Acting by itself it is a blind impulse which feels gratified by accumulation for its own sake, without reference to the useful properties of the objects desired.

Google previewThe Phrenological Journal and Magazine of Moral Science (1839)

Acquisitiveness is that faculty which prompts us to save, to hoard up, to accumulate. Acting by itself it is a blind impulse which feels gratified by accumulation for its own sake, without reference to the useful properties of the objects desired.

Google previewTHE PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL (1839)

Acquisitiveness is that faculty which prompts us to save, to hoard up, to accumulate. Acting by itself it is a blind impulse which feels gratified by accumulation for its own sake, without reference to the useful properties of the objects desired.

Google previewCommon Sense (or lack of it) In The 21st Century

by Sidney Paine

Acquisitiveness is a positive emotion. However, when it is achieved at the expense of others it becomes greed and is corrupt and a destructive instinct. Humility is a positive learned instinct. It involves suppressing one's ego. Love embraces all ...

Google previewHuman Paleopsychology (2013)

Applications To Aggression and Patholoqical Processes by K. Bailey

who realized that although acquisitiveness is an unquenchable instinct, its unbridled expression was necessary for the development of civilization: Although in highly civilized societies ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1859)

Oro - Plato

Acquisitiveness, for example (a propensity), is the mere impulse to acquire. Veneration (a sentiment) gives a tendency to worship, accompanied by a particular emotion, which latter quality is the reason of its being denominated a sentiment.1 ...

Google previewDictionary of Sociology (1944)

by Henry Pratt Fairchild

acquisitiveness. The quality of having a strong desire to receive ...

Google previewThe Portable Encyclopaedia: Or, A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences (1831)

On the Basis of Dr. Gregory's Comprehending the Latest Improvements in Every Branch of Useful Knowledge by James Mitchell

At that part of the frontal bone, above the spheno-temporal suture next acquisitiveness, about 1% inch from the eye, and nearly in a line with destructiveness. Function. The tendency to construct in general. Mechanical skill. 8. AcquisitiveNEss.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Psychological Astrology (2005)

by Charles Carter

acquisitiveness. The anxious and timid lunar element urges on the Saturnian to provide for its safety, and so, in extreme cases, miserliness results. We may analyse some examples. In Pierpont Morgan's horoscope, Moon is on the 2nd cusp ...

Google previewThe New American Encyclopaedia (1872)

A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

Acquisitiveness. (7) 9. ConstTuctlvcness. (19) If. SENTIMENTS. in.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1874)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People, Illustrated with Maps and Numerous Wood Engravings

Acquisitiveness ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Novel (2015)

by Abby H. P. Werlock, James P. Werlock

In contrast to the tenetsofthe Tao istheevil thatmen bringupon themselves through greed, acquisitiveness, meanness,egotism, and selfinterest.Lisca concludesthat Cannery Row has twin themes:an escape from bothWestern materialism ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Consumer Culture (2011)

by Dale Southerton

Through the work of Chandra Mukerji, Simon Schama, Colin Campbell, and others, the modern capitalist consumer emerges as a complex bundle of impulses toward spending and saving, acquisitiveness and asceticism, gratification and ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1864)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

Acquisitiveness. (7) 9. Constructiveness. (19) IIL INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES , (1.) ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychological Terms (1994)

by J. C. Banerjee

Acquisitiveness. interest. In perceiving an object in part, one abstracts its relations with other parts not given or presented. These relations are outside the context. One's understanding of these depends on the special interest with which one ...

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