1630s, "owned through acquisition," from Latin acquisit-, past participle stem of acquirere (see acquisition) + -ive. Meaning "given to acquisition, avaricious" is from 1826 (implied in acquisitiveness). Related: Acquisitively (1590s).
1. The most acquisitive firms tend to be engineering groups.
2. In an acquisitive society the form that selfishness predominantly takes is monetary greed.
3. We live in an acquisitive society.
4. They're the by - product of an acquisitive society , refuse, that's all.
他们是一个贪婪的社会的 副产品, 是些渣滓而已.
5. Its inhabitants , by nature acquisitive and cautious, economical, tenacious, had learnt to worship the word'smart ".