[ uh-kwiz-i-tiv ]
/ əˈkwɪz ɪ tɪv /
tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.: our acquisitive impulses; acquisitive societies.
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Also ac·quis·i·to·ry [uh-kwiz-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈkwɪz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
OTHER WORDS FROM acquisitive
ac·quis·i·tive·ly, adverbac·quis·i·tive·ness, nounnon·ac·quis·i·tive, adjectivenon·ac·quis·i·tive·ly, adverb
non·ac·quis·i·tive·ness, nounpre·ac·quis·i·tive, adjectivepre·ac·quis·i·tive·ly, adverbpre·ac·quis·i·tive·ness, nounun·ac·quis·i·tive, adjectiveun·ac·quis·i·tive·ly, adverbun·ac·quis·i·tive·ness, noun
Words nearby acquisitive
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British Dictionary definitions for acquisitory
/ (əˈkwɪzɪtɪv) /
inclined or eager to acquire things, esp material possessionswe currently live in an acquisitive society
Derived forms of acquisitiveacquisitively, adverbacquisitiveness, noun
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