Synonyms for acquisitive

Synonyms for (adj) acquisitive

Synonyms: acquisitive

Definition: eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

Usage: an acquisitive mind; an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied

Similar words: accumulative

Definition: marked by acquiring or amassing

Usage: we live in an accumulative society

Similar words: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile

Definition: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

Usage: they are avaricious and will do anything for money; casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields; a grasping old miser; grasping commercialism; greedy for money and power; grew richer and greedier; prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees

Similar words: possessive

Definition: desirous of owning

Usage: small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys

Similar words: plundering

Definition: given to taking by force what is desired

Similar words: predaceous, predacious, predatory

Definition: living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain

Usage: predatory capitalists; a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal- Peter S. Prescott; a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster- W.E.Swinton

Similar words: rapacious, ravening, voracious

Definition: excessively greedy and grasping

Usage: a rapacious divorcee on the prowl; ravening creditors; paying taxes to voracious governments

Similar words: sordid

Definition: meanly avaricious and mercenary

Usage: sordid avarice; sordid material interests

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