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Meaning of ACQUISITIVE

Pronunciation:  u'kwizitiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an aquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
  2. [adj]  tending to acquire and retain ideas or information; "an acquisitive mind"
 

ACQUISITIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: accumulative, avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, plundering, possessive, predaceous, predacious, predatory, prehensile, rapacious, ravening, recollective, retentive, sordid, voracious
 
 Antonyms: unacquisitive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac*quis"i*tive\, a.
1. Acquired. [Obs.]

         He died not in his acquisitive, but in his native
         soil.                                 --Wotton.

2. Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring; as, an
   acquisitive person or disposition.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a hog for, acquiring, all-devouring, ambitious for self, autistic, avaricious, avid, bottomless, careerist, coveting, covetous, demanding, desirous, devouring, egotistical, esurient, exacting, exigent, gluttonous, gobbling, grabby, grasping, greedy, hoggish, individualistic, insatiable, insatiate, itchy, limitless, mercenary, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad, narcissistic, omnivorous, overgreedy, personalistic, piggish, possessive, prehensile, privatistic, quenchless, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, remote, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-considerative, self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent, self-interested, selfish, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, slakeless, sordid, swinish, unappeasable, unappeased, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable, unslaked, venal, voracious
 

 

 

 

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