Examples from the Web for acquisitive
Comcast, acquisitive octopus that it is, has a new, $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable currently on the table.Can Jimmy Fallon Be Himself on ‘The Tonight Show’?|Tom Shales|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think at that level the acquisitive hunter-gatherer gene influences them more than riches,” Bass said.Faulkner of Oil Country: Rick Bass Talks New Novel|Jane Ciabattari|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Along with his relatives and cronies, Karzai is widely suspected of corruption of both the acquisitive and political variety.
Susan Sontag once described the camera as “the ideal arm of consciousness in an acquisitive mood.”
There were those who held that the cloak might have been carried off by some acquisitive individual.The Gay Cockade|Temple Bailey
This instinct of mutual aid is as truly a cosmic force as the acquisitive instinct.The Coming of Coal|Robert W. Bruere
You have a more energetic, stirring, acquisitive, and capacious soul.Letters of Edward FitzGerald|Edward FitzGerald
The shops gave her none of the acquisitive pleasure he had expected.Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
The mind of the modern Japanese is progressive and acquisitive.The Empire of the East|H. B. Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for acquisitive
Word Origin and History for acquisitive
1630s, "owned through acquisition," from Latin acquisit-, past participle stem of acquirere (see acquisition) + -ive. Meaning "given to acquisition, avaricious" is from 1826 (implied in acquisitiveness). Related: Acquisitively (1590s).