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Definition of the adjective acquisitive

What does acquisitive mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more acquisitive / most acquisitive

  1. eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

Alternative definition of the adjective acquisitive


  1. [obsolete] Acquired.
  2. Able or disposed to make acquisitions; acquiring.
  3. Dispositioned toward acquiring and retaining information.

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

acquisitive(ness) A behavioral tendency which results in the possession of nutritive or other objects.

Google previewStudent’s Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (2014)

by Martin H Manser

acquisitive excessively concerned with acquiring material possessions: Many ...

Google previewThe Max Weber Dictionary (2005)

Key Words and Central Concepts by Richard Swedberg, Ola Agevall

See also General Economic History accounting See calculation, capital accounting acquisitive drive or instinct (Erwerbstrieb) This concept was sometimes used in Weber's day to explain the emergence of capitalism — an explanation that ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Labour Quotations (2013)

by Stuart Thomson

The Acquisitive Society (1921) The wageearneris as much entitled asthe propertyowner to claim equitable consideration forhis established expectations... and that workmen have precisely the same righttobe satisfied that organisation ...

Google previewInternational Dictionary of Banking and Finance (2013)

by John Clark

acquisitive Describing a company that is always on the lookout to grow by taking over other companies. See also takeover. ACT Abbreviation of advance corporation tax.

Google previewPhilippine Law Dictionary

Acquisitive prescription. The differences ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disputes Installment 10 (2014)

by Linda J Pike

Although the absence of fixed rules creates uncertainty and blurs the distinction between acquisitive prescription and related institutions of international law such as acquiescence in particular, it seems appropriate to affirm the existence of ...

Google previewParry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (2009)

by Clive Parry, John P. Grant, J. Craig Barker

prescription, acquisitive This is 'the acquisition of sovereignty over a territory through continuous and undisturbed exercise of sovereignty over it during such a period as is necessary to create under the influence ...

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (2010)

by Irving B. Weiner, W. Edward Craighead

Mobs are further classified according to the dominant behavior of participants, whether aggressive, escapist, acquisitive, or expressive. Aggressive mobs, which include riot and lynch mobs, involve a display of aggression toward persons or ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3Q10U1I1S1I1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 25 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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