1. [ adjective ] tending to acquire and retain ideas or information
Synonyms: recollective

"an acquisitive mind"

Related terms: retentive
2. [ adjective ] eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

"an acquisitive mind" "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied"

Related terms: unacquisitive possessive avaricious plundering predaceous accumulative sordid rapacious acquisitiveness
Similar spelling:   accusative