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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishacquisitiveac‧quis‧i‧tive /əˈkwɪzətɪv/ adjective  GREEDYwanting to have and keep a lot of possessionsacquisitiveness noun [uncountable]
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acquisitiveNow, he said, most acquisitive companies would still prefer to do friendly transactions.Cut off from the mass of the people by race and language, the rulers also became increasingly acquisitive in terms of land.For government was occasioned by the needs of capitalism and the acquisitive mentality which capitalism produced.Old, or unearned, money tends to be neither acquisitive nor outward-going, whereas new money tends to be both.He had never previously thought of himself as acquisitive or even as particularly materialistic.Are we at risk from acquisitive predators, and who are they?But standing there with Billie, surrounded by implements that promised home improvement, he yielded to an acquisitive urge.
From Longman Business Dictionaryacquisitiveac‧quis‧i‧tive /əˈkwɪzətɪv/ adjectiveFINANCE an acquisitive company often buys other companies or parts of other companiesThe company’s acquisitive nature could lead to further increases in total debt.
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