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acquisitive

adjective uk   /əˈkwɪz.ɪ.tɪv/  us   /-ə.t̬ɪv/ formal

acquisitive adjective (WANTING THINGS)

disapproving eager to own and collect things: We live in an acquisitive society that views success primarily in terms of material possessions.

acquisitive adjective (COMPANY)

used to describe a company that buys other companies: It has been one of the most acquisitive firms in recent times, buying over a dozen businesses in the last 18 months.
Translations of “acquisitive”
in Chinese (Traditional) (對財物)渴望得到的,迫切求取的, 貪婪的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对财物)渴望得到的,迫切求取的, 贪婪的…
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