Definition of Possessiveness

1. Noun. Excessive desire to possess or dominate.

Generic synonyms: Greed
Derivative terms: Possessive, Possessive



Definition of Possessiveness

1. Noun. The quality of being possessive ¹

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Definition of Possessiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Possessiveness

possessions
possessival
possessive
possessive-pronoun
possessive adjective
possessive adjectives
possessive case
possessive cases
possessive determiner
possessive determiners
possessive pronoun
possessive pronouns
possessive suffix
possessive suffixes
possessively
possessiveness (current term)
possessives
possessor
possessors
possessorship
possessory
possessour
possessours
possesst
possest
posset
posseted
posseting
possets
possibilia

Literary usage of Possessiveness

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1. The Golden Words of a Sufi Sheikh: Revised Edition by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.), M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2006)
"The egoism of T Torments the self The possessiveness of'mine' Tortures 'me'. If we dispel the two aspects of the 'you' and the T, O man, our lives will be ..."

2. Why Men Fight: A Method of Abolishing the International Duel by Bertrand Russell (1917)
"But not even the most purely defensive forms of possessiveness are in themselves ... The State and Property are the great embodiments of possessiveness; ..."

3. Paradise Regained: Prospects for a New Social Order in the Third Millennium by Walter Prytulak (2000)
"possessiveness is the natural quality of the mind, which makes us lay claim on ... This possessiveness, not only of money but also of power, of property, ..."

4. Personnel Administration: Its Principles and Practice by Ordway Tead, Henry Clayton Metcalf (1920)
"There is undoubtedly in the human characteristic of possessiveness a stabilizing influence of considerable social value. If people can establish an area of ..."

5. Bhagavad-Gita As It Is: With the Original Sanskrit Text, Roman by A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1989)
"And, in perfect determination, he should not hanker after unnecessary material things that entangle him by feelings of possessiveness. ..."

6. Political Ideals by Bertrand Russell (1917)
"Property is the direct expression of possessiveness; science and art are among the ... possessiveness is either defensive or aggressive; it seeks either to ..."

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