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acquisitive

ac·quis·i·tive

acquisitive

 
pronunciation:
kwI z tihv
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having an eager desire to gain or possess, esp. material goods.
The acquisitive teenagers found it hard to adjust to their family's sudden loss of income.
synonyms:
covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, possessive
antonyms:
nonmaterialistic
similar words:
avaricious, desirous, mercenary, rapacious, selfish, sordid
derivations: acquisitively (adv.), acquisitiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word acquisitive contains the following part:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest Latin root that means ask, seek