Definition of Acquisitive

1. Adjective. Eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas. "An acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"




Definition of Acquisitive

1. a. Acquired.

Definition of Acquisitive

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Acquired. ¹

2. Adjective. Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring. ¹

3. Adjective. Dispositioned toward acquiring and retaining information. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acquisitive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acquisitive

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acquiries
acquiring
acquiring financial institution
acquiring financial institutions
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acquis communautaire
acquisite
acquisition
acquisition agreement
acquisition debt
acquisitional
acquisitionally
acquisitions
acquisitive (current term)
acquisitively
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acquiting

Literary usage of Acquisitive

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1. Time and Space: A Metaphysical Essay by Shadworth Hollway Hodgson (1865)
"Relation of §39! critical and acquisitive reasoning. and other rules of sound reasoning; ... Critical generalisation precedes acquisitive in logical order, ..."

2. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1917)
"Law developed were introduced from the Roman law by Bracton.25 §649 The two kinds of acquisitive prescription: ordinary and extraordinary. ..."

3. Human Nature and Conduct: An Introduction to Social Psychology by John Dewey (1922)
"There would remain a lower class, superciliously looked down upon by the higher, consisting of those in whom the acquisitive instinct remains stronger and ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"He was formerly lecturer on pathology in University College, Cork. DISCUSSION AND CORRESPONDENCE THE acquisitive INSTINCT IN CHILDREN AS AN EDUCATIONAL ..."

5. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"The introductions being His hospitality to the idea was more tolerant than acquisitive, and at times he may have really doubted its potency ; but if he had ..."

6. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin, Robert Campbell (1869)
"... himself in a position from which he might have known that criminal acts were not unlikely to ensue. statement I also stated too roundly that acquisitive ..."

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