Synonyms for acquisitive

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-kwiz-i-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkwɪz ɪ tɪv

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Définition of acquisitive

Origin :
  • 1630s, "owned through acquisition," from Latin acquisit-, past participle stem of acquirere (see acquisition) + -ive. Meaning "given to acquisition, avaricious" is from 1826 (implied in acquisitiveness). Related: Acquisitively (1590s).
  • adj eager to obtain knowledge or things
Example sentences :
  • He was of an acquisitive nature, was Charlie—and the road to his favor must be paved with gifts.
  • Extract from : « Good Indian » by B. M. Bower
  • All art was divided originally by us into two branches—productive and acquisitive.
  • Extract from : « Sophist » by Plato
  • You have a more energetic, stirring, acquisitive, and capacious soul.
  • Extract from : « Letters of Edward FitzGerald » by Edward FitzGerald
  • He is silent but acquisitive, so I do not tease him with too many explanations.
  • Extract from : « The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance » by Paul Elmer More
  • From an acquisitive standpoint the locality signifies no longer.
  • Extract from : « The Book-Collector » by William Carew Hazlitt
  • The mind of the modern Japanese is progressive and acquisitive.
  • Extract from : « The Empire of the East » by H. B. Montgomery
  • The acquisitive Spaniard soon “caught on” and has never yet let go.
  • Extract from : « On the Mexican Highlands » by William Seymour Edwards
  • The acquisitive instincts of man were exaggerated at the expense of the creative.
  • Extract from : « Reconstruction in Philosophy » by John Dewey
  • This growth and development which I speak of is not intellectual in the acquisitive sense.
  • Extract from : « The Hive » by Will Levington Comfort
  • Colonel Nicholls had an acquisitive instinct; he was interested.
  • Extract from : « The Trail of the Sword, Complete » by Gilbert Parker

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