Pronunciation: [ uh-kwiz-i-tiv ]
tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.
Origin: Mid 19th century; Latin
Etymology: from French acquisitif, -ive, from late Latin acquisitivus . from Latin acquisit- ‘acquired’, from the verb acquirere (see acquire)
She was unable to contain her acquisitive impulses and spent thousands of dollars in the store each week.