Antonyms
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1. possessive

adjective. ['pəˈzɛsɪv'] serving to express or indicate possession.

Antonyms

  • vertical

Etymology

  • possessivus (Latin)
  • possideo (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Possessive

  • unimpressive
  • progressive
  • expressive
  • successive
  • repressive
  • regressive
  • impressive
  • depressive
  • recessive
  • oppressive
  • obsessive
  • excessive
  • aggressive

How do you pronounce possessive?

Pronounce possessive as pəˈzɛsɪv.

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Example sentences of the word possessive


1. Adjective
File any company with possessive or plural apostrophes as if they were absent.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Male conures can be territorial in their cages and possessive of people they like.

Quotes containing the word possessive


1. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud...
- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

2. Vampires. They wrote the book on possessive.
- Charlaine Harris, Dead to the World

3. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous possessive love that grabs at what it can.
- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

2. possessive

adjective. ['pəˈzɛsɪv'] desirous of owning.

Antonyms

  • predicative

Etymology

  • possessivus (Latin)
  • possideo (Latin)

3. possessive

adjective. ['pəˈzɛsɪv'] having or showing a desire to control or dominate.

Antonyms

  • parallel

Etymology

  • possessivus (Latin)
  • possideo (Latin)

4. possessive

noun. ['pəˈzɛsɪv'] the case expressing ownership.

Synonyms

  • possessive case
  • genitive case
  • oblique
  • oblique case
  • attributive genitive case
  • genitive

Antonyms

  • horizontal
  • divergent
  • perpendicular
  • direct

Etymology

  • possessivus (Latin)
  • possideo (Latin)
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