Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
acquisitive

ac·quis·i·tive

acquisitive

 
pronunciation:
kwI z tihv
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
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
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: acquisitively (adv.), acquisitiveness (n.)
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature