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Synonyms for acquisitive

Synonyms for acquisitive

having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity

Antonyms for acquisitive

eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

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STRATEGY: Boomerang chief executive Huw Eurig Davies said his company had made 'considerable progress with acquisitive and organic growth'
Criminologist Dr Marian Fitzgerald from the University of Kent said: "If you look at the detail, what we would expect in a recession, that acquisitive crime goes up, it's only just starting to show.
We anticipated the credit crunch would impact on crime, in particular acquisitive crime such as robbery, theft and burglaries.
Drug misuse drives acquisitive crime and we believe this recovery will contribute to bringing crime down even further.
These new funds, together with existing facilities, will provide adequate resources for BTG to continue its next planned phase of organic and acquisitive growth.
Police urged anyone with information about acquisitive crime in their community to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
368-1(e)(2)(v), Example (6), the IRS acknowledges the COI requirement is satisfied for an acquisitive transaction if at least 40% of the target stock is exchanged for issuing corporation stock.
He offers up three types of individualism: acquisitive, entrepreneurial, and subversive.
Baldwin has been acquisitive, buying financial services businesses with the hope of building a full-service investment bank.
That hard edge in her voice is pure Joan Crawford: ruthless, acquisitive, two-faced.
Charles Tipping of rival BI firm Information Advantage, criticized Brio's acquisitive strategy.
Significantly, the camaraderie that was apparent during the sixties has disappeared beneath the avalanche of the values of an acquisitive society that dictates "consume, live the selfish individual life, and stay uninvolved.
Man and woman were of course given separate status in these discourses (man being the acquisitive creature destined to command, woman ideally the conservative, irenic figure who, if she did obtain authority, usurped it and exercised it in a tyrannical way).
1990) has shown that Young Offender Institution inmates with violent current offences are more likely to claim to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offence than are inmates with acquisitive current offences.