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Definition of possesive

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1. possessive [ a ] desirous of owning
Examples: "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

The old_man was almost too possessive .

Synonyms possessive Related Terms acquisitive

2. possessive [ a ] (grammar) serving to express or indicate possession
Examples: "possessive pronouns" "the genitive endings"

Used in print:

(Ralph B. Long. The Sentence and Its Parts: A...)

In of all the suggestions that were made , his was the silliest the possessive his represents his suggestion and is stressed .

Synonyms possessive genitive Related Terms grammar genitive genitive

3. possessive [ a ] having or showing a desire to control or dominate
Examples: "a possessive parent"

Synonyms possessive Related Terms dominant

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