Acquisitive

Pronunciation: [ uh-kwiz-i-tiv ]


Definition: adjective

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)


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • greedy

  • hoarding

  • covetous

  • possessive

Antonyms:

  • altruistic

  • greathearted

  • controlled

  • content

  • satisfied

  • restrained

  • openhearted

  • nonprehensile

  • unacquisitive

  • freehanded

  • moderate

  • selfless

Example:

She was unable to contain her acquisitive impulses and spent thousands of dollars in the store each week.

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