acquisitive
[ uh-kwiz-i-tiv ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Mid 19th century; Latin from French acquisitif, -ive, from late Latin acquisitivus . from Latin acquisit- ‘acquired’, from the verb acquirere (see acquire)
Synonyms
  • greedy
  • hoarding
  • covetous
  • possessive
Antonyms
  • altruistic
  • greathearted
  • controlled
  • content
  • satisfied
  • restrained
  • openhearted
  • nonprehensile
  • unacquisitive
  • freehanded
  • moderate
  • selfless
Definition
tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.
Example
She was unable to contain her acquisitive impulses and spent thousands of dollars in the store each week.
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