acquisitive


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Related to acquisitive: reintegrative, carping

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
References in classic literature ?
His sociability was stronger than his acquisitive instinct.
I noted this; I remembered what an acquisitive propensity she had shown when it was a question of extracting gold from me, and I privately rejoiced at the happy thought I had had in suspending my tribute.
Unlike the rest of us, however, in this as in all else, Raffles would not infrequently allow the acquisitive spirit of the mere collector to silence the dictates of professional prudence.
He was a mere aggressive and acquisitive individual with no sense of the State, no habitual loyalty, no devotion, no code of honour, no code even of courage.
You are piggish and acquisitive, but the magic of your phrases leads you to believe that you are patriotic.
Over the years she had committed acquisitive crime in order to feed a drugs addiction.
The report on acquisitive crime or crimes of dishonesty prepared for the local authority shows the rate of car crime in Renfrewshire sits at 25 for every 100,000 per population, above 22 nationally.
It expects Broadcom to remain highly acquisitive, given its track record and that CA represents a significant departure from core semiconductor and related markets into the fragmented infrastructure software space.
Original Travel and its existing management team will become Voyageurs du Monde's partner and platform for organic and acquisitive growth in the English-speaking world
A: Acquisitive prescription of dominion and other real rights may be ordinary or extraordinary.
On a very select basis, Harvey and CO works with acquisitive companies to identify and evaluate opportunities for growth, including public companies, private equity-backed portfolio companies, private companies, foreign-owned companies, and private equity investors seeking new investments.