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Definition of "acquisitive" []

  • Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess. (adjective)
  • Tending to acquire and retain ideas or information: an acquisitive mind. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "acquisitive" in a sentence
  • "Given MSFT cash position, being acquisitive is smart."
  • "Police minister Vernon Coaker acknowledged the "new challenges" of burglary and other so-called acquisitive crimes."
  • "The essential pulse of the flame, the very action of the cerebral temperature, brought to the highest point, yet extraordinarily contained -- these facts themselves were the immensity of the result; they were one with perfection of machinery, they had constituted the kind of acquisitive power engendered and applied, the necessary triumph of all operations."