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adjective as in greedy

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They include angry outbursts and possessive or controlling behavior.

She’s rewarded with a boyfriend who yells at her for prioritizing her career, becomes possessive when he learns of Rachel’s friendship with a male coworker, and then cheats on her.

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That possessive dude who kept whispering things in Nakia’s ear in the first episode was also a self-proclaimed nice guy, and he had very creepy vibes.

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For a long time, the league expended too much energy on fitting in, hoping to make an appeal to some staunch and possessive male gatekeepers, thinking they were the tastemakers.

Building on other research projects suggesting, for example, that people at high risk of psychosis tend use fewer possessive pronouns like “my,” “his,” or “ours,” Rezaii and her colleagues wanted to see if a computer could spot low semantic density.

Many people do not realize how intensely possessive and demanding a married cheater can be.

A jilted and possessive ex-lover who was jealous because Le was about to be married to another man?

But when we moved in together, he became less sympathetic, more openly possessive, and I grew nervous.

In earnest appeals we find the nmen also used, with sometimes the praenmen or the possessive m prefixed.

The use of the plural possessive thrilled the heart of the workers; the club was a family possession.

His eyes were an index of the man, bold and possessive and unwavering.

The possessive pronoun is used by French soldiers in addressing superior officers.

But the possessive pronoun rose readily to his lips when talk turned upon the land.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to possessive, such as: selfish, craving, grasping, acquisitive, avaricious, and controlling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.