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genitive, possessive case, genitive case, possessive
n. the case expressing ownership
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possessive
adj. desirous of owning; "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"
possessive
adj. having or showing a desire to control or dominate; "a possessive parent"
genitive, possessive
adj. serving to express or indicate possession; "possessive pronouns"; "the genitive endings"
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scrimy, niggardly, grudging
adj. petty or reluctant in giving or spending; "a niggardly tip"
selfish
adj. concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
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accumulative
adj. marked by acquiring or amassing; "we live in an accumulative society"
prehensile, greedy, grasping, grabby, covetous, avaricious
adj. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
plundering
adj. given to taking by force what is desired
predaceous, predatory, predacious
adj. living by or given to victimizing others for personal gain; "predatory capitalists"; "a predatory, insensate society in which innocence and decency can prove fatal"- Peter S. Prescott; "a predacious kind of animal--the early geological gangster"- W.E.Swinton
voracious, ravening, rapacious
adj. excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious governments"
ascendent, dominating, ascendant
adj. most powerful or important or influential; "the economically ascendant class"; "D-day is considered the dominating event of the war in Europe"
controlling
adj. able to control or determine policy; "a controlling interest in the firm"
governing
adj. responsible for making and enforcing rules and laws; "governing bodies"
preponderating, preponderant, predominate, predominant, paramount, overriding
adj. having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"
supreme, sovereign
adj. greatest in status or authority or power; "a supreme tribunal"
superior
adj. (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
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