HyperDic: acquisitive

English > 1 sense of the word acquisitive:
ADJECTIVEallacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
acquisitive > pronunciation
Soundsahkwih'zahtihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > acquisitive: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas.
Examples
  • "an acquisitive mind"
  • "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
Attribute ofacquisitivenessStrong desire to acquire and possess
Narroweraccumulativemarked by acquiring or amassing
avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensileimmoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
plunderinggiven to taking by force what is desired
possessivedesirous of owning
predaceous, predacious, predatoryLiving by or given to victimizing others for personal gain
rapacious, ravening, voraciousexcessively greedy and grasping
sordidmeanly avaricious and mercenary
Oppositeunacquisitivenot acquisitive
Spanishacaparador, adquisitivo, codiciosa, codicioso, los maniáticos
Catalanacaparador, cobdiciós
Nounsacquisitivenessstrong desire to acquire and possess
Verbsacquirecome into the possession of something concrete or abstract

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