- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||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.
- covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, possessive
- similar words:
- avaricious, desirous, mercenary, rapacious, selfish, sordid
||acquisitively (adv.), acquisitiveness (n.)