acquisitive


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ac·quis·i·tive

 (ə-kwĭz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.
2. Tending to acquire and retain ideas or information: an acquisitive mind.

ac·quis′i·tive·ly adv.
ac·quis′i·tive·ness n.
ac·quis′i·tor (-tər) n.

acquisitive

(əˈkwɪzɪtɪv)
adj
inclined or eager to acquire things, esp material possessions: we currently live in an acquisitive society.
acˈquisitively adv
acˈquisitiveness n

ac•quis•i•tive

(əˈkwɪz ɪ tɪv)

adj.
tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin]
ac•quis′i•tive•ly, adv.
ac•quis′i•tive•ness, n.

acquisitive

- Means "very interested in acquiring money or material things."
See also related terms for interested.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.acquisitive - eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"
unacquisitive - not acquisitive; not interested in acquiring or owning anything

acquisitive

acquisitive

adjective
Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity:
Informal: grabby.
Translations
مُولَع بِالأكْتِسَاب
hrabivýnenasytný
begærlighavesyg
szereznivágyó
ágjarn
aç gözlüdoymaz

acquisitive

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪv] ADJcodicioso
the acquisitive societyla sociedad de consumo

acquisitive

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪv] adjâpre au gain

acquisitive

adjauf Erwerb aus, habgierig (pej), → raffgierig (pej); the acquisitive societydie Erwerbsgesellschaft; magpies are acquisitive birdsElstern sind Vögel mit ausgeprägtem Sammeltrieb

acquisitive

[əˈkwɪzɪtɪv] adj (person) → a cui piace accumulare (pej) → materialista

acquire

(əˈkwaiə) verb
to get. He acquired a knowledge of English.
acquisition (ӕkwiˈziʃən) noun
1. the act of acquiring. the acquisition of more land.
2. something acquired. Her recent acquisitions included a piano.
acquisitive (əˈkwizətiv) adjective
eager to get possessions. an acquisitive child.
acˈquisitiveness noun
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