possessiveness


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pos·ses·sive

 (pə-zĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to ownership or possession.
2. Having or manifesting a desire to control or dominate another, especially in order to limit that person's relationships with others: a possessive parent.
3. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a noun or pronoun case that indicates possession.
n. Grammar
1. The possessive case.
2. A possessive form or construction.

pos·ses′sive·ly adv.
pos·ses′sive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.possessiveness - excessive desire to possess or dominate
greed - excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
Translations
تَمَلُّك
chtivostsobectví
besiddertrang
birtokvágy
drottnunargirni
chtivosťsebeckosť
sahip çıkma

possessiveness

[pəˈzesɪvnɪs] Nposesividad f

possessiveness

[pəˈzɛsɪvnɪs] npossessivité fpossessive pronoun npronom m possessif

possessiveness

neigene Art (about mit); (towards people) → besitzergreifende Art (towards gegenüber)

possessiveness

[pəˈzɛsɪvnɪs] npossessività

possess

(pəˈzes) verb
to own or have. How much money does he possess?
posˈsession (-ʃən) noun
1. something which is owned by a person, country etc. She lost all her possessions in the fire.
2. the state of possessing.
posˈsessive (-siv) adjective
1. showing that someone or something possesses an object etc. `Yours', `mine', `his', `hers', `theirs' are possessive pronouns; `your', `my', `his', `their' are possessive adjectives.
2. acting as though things and people are one's personal possessions. a possessive mother.
posˈsessively adverb
posˈsessiveness noun
posˈsessor noun
He is the proud possessor of a new car.
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