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synonyms for possessive

  • selfish
  • craving
  • grasping
  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • controlling
  • desirous
  • dominating
  • grabby
  • hoggish
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How to use possessive in a sentence

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.
TWO FEMINISTS WHO LOVE REALITY TV WRAP THEIR MINDS AROUND THE FBOY ISLAND FINALEELIANA DOCKTERMANAUGUST 13, 2021TIME
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.
THE WNBA ONCE WORRIED ABOUT SURVIVAL. NOW IT HAS A BOLDER VISION.JERRY BREWERMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
MACHINES CAN SPOT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES—IF YOU HAND OVER YOUR PERSONAL DATABOBBIE JOHNSONAUGUST 13, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
In earnest appeals we find the nmen also used, with sometimes the praenmen or the possessive m prefixed.
THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE ROMANSHAROLD WHETSTONE JOHNSTON
The use of the plural possessive thrilled the heart of the workers; the club was a family possession.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
His eyes were an index of the man, bold and possessive and unwavering.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
The possessive pronoun is used by French soldiers in addressing superior officers.
CONTES FRANAISDOUGLAS LABAREE BUFFUM
But the possessive pronoun rose readily to his lips when talk turned upon the land.
THE SURPRISES OF LIFEGEORGES CLEMENCEAU
Thereupon Flibbertigibbet beat upon her breast to indicate first person singular possessive.
FLAMSTED QUARRIESMARY E. WALLER
All the possessive pronominal forms except its and, in part, their and theirs, are also animate.
LANGUAGEEDWARD SAPIR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO POSSESSIVE

  • careful
  • conservational
  • conservative
  • covering
  • custodial
  • defensive
  • emergency
  • guardian
  • jealous
  • possessive
  • preservative
  • protecting
  • safeguarding
  • sheltering
  • shielding
  • vigilant
  • warm
  • watchful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.