What does the word acquisitive mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Acquisitiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Able or inclined to acquire.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Acquisitively.

Usage examples for acquisitive

  1. His wandering eyes, his long acquisitive fingers, his rapid movements showed him still the hunter on the trail, to whom everything else was in truth indifferent but the satisfaction of an instinct which had grown and flourished on the ruins of a man. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. He, being of an acquisitive turn, retained the fingers. – New Faces by Myra Kelly
  3. In minor ways he was acquisitive and consequently there came to be a public sentiment which excluded him from public employments. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell