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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

In a manner tending or seeking to get and own, often greedily; In a manner eager to get wealth, possessions, etc

Usage examples (6)
  • Adjective : our acquisitive impulses; acquisitive societies
  • Katherine's blue eyes flashed acquisitively; she recalled Lady Bess's plea with dismay.
  • He felt the beginnings of indignation, yet he looked back at the letter acquisitively; its interest was intrinsic.
  • Fortress must focus on righting its own ship before expanding acquisitively, said for more
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