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Definition 1: eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where acquisitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an acquisitive mind
  • an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied

(acquisitive is similar to ...) marked by acquiring or amassing

"we live in an accumulative society"

(acquisitive is similar to ...) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

"they are avaricious and will do anything for money" "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields" "a grasping old miser" "grasping commercialism" "greedy for money and power" "grew richer and greedier" "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"

(acquisitive is similar to ...) desirous of owning

"small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"

(acquisitive is similar to ...) given to taking by force what is desired

(acquisitive is similar to ...) living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain

"predatory capitalists" "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal" "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"

(acquisitive is similar to ...) excessively greedy and grasping

"a rapacious divorcee on the prowl" "ravening creditors" "paying taxes to voracious governments"

(acquisitive is similar to ...) meanly avaricious and mercenary

"sordid avarice" "sordid material interests"

(... are attributes of acquisitive) strong desire to acquire and possess

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