- verkrygendedeur verkrygingsacquisitiveness
Adjective(1) eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
(1) In this grotesquely acquisitive society, all cultural markers are subject to violent revision as the inhabitants seek to fulfil their various appetites.(2) To maximise performance in the 21st century states require flexible economies, competitive tax rates and an acquisitive , dynamic private sector.(3) But the acquisitive instinct fostered by capitalism would come to subvert the moral basis that initially allowed the system to flourish.(4) Again, if a society is competitive and acquisitive in orientation, the kings and chiefs will necessarily reflect that in their behaviour and lifestyles.(5) Maybe his most impressive insight was a negative one: of all radical thinkers, he alone recognised that the acquisitive instinct wasn't going away.(6) People in most of the industrialized nations, especially the USA, are regarded as members of the so-called affluent society or the acquisitive society.(7) An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career.(8) But mostly I think I'm too acquisitive to let books go.(9) How ironic that we train our children first to be good, social human beings, only to later demand that they act like acquisitive , productivist, hardhearted machines.(10) People charged with so-called acquisitive crime - such as burglary and theft from vehicles so they can buy drugs - are tested in two custody suites for heroin and cocaine use.(11) The red flags of criminal money-making differ from those thrown up by terrorist money-making, because the first shows exploitation of the financial system for acquisitive ends.(12) Greedy and acquisitive , he set his sights on this land in order to carve out a feudal domain for himself.(13) They probably all drive People Carriers and conversation is solely about one-upmanship, acquisitive materialism and diets.(14) Professionals seemed as greedy and acquisitive as any other group of workers.(15) The old-fashioned notion of only buying what you could afford has long since lost its attraction in today's more acquisitive society, in which instant gratification is the thing.(16) Life is just one big vain, greedy, acquisitive , covetous, furious orgy - and then you die.
1. greedy ::
2. covetous ::
3. avaricious ::
4. possessive ::
5. grasping ::
7. predatory ::
8. avid ::
9. rapacious ::
10. mercenary ::
12. money-grubbing ::
Different Formsacquisitive, acquisitively, acquisitiveness
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