AskDefine | Define acquisitive

Dictionary Definition

acquisitive adj : eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an aquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied" [ant: unacquisitive]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Acquired.
  2. Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring.
    He is an acquisitive person.
    She has an acquisitive nature.
  3. Dispositioned toward acquiring and retaining information.




  1. Feminine plural form of acquisitivo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a hog for, acquiring, all-devouring, ambitious for self, autistic, avaricious, avid, bottomless, careerist, coveting, covetous, demanding, desirous, devouring, egotistical, esurient, exacting, exigent, gluttonous, gobbling, grabby, grasping, greedy, hoggish, individualistic, insatiable, insatiate, itchy, limitless, mercenary, miserly, money-hungry, money-mad, narcissistic, omnivorous, overgreedy, personalistic, piggish, possessive, prehensile, privatistic, quenchless, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, remote, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-considerative, self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent, self-interested, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, selfish, slakeless, sordid, swinish, unappeasable, unappeased, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable, unslaked, venal, voracious
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