What is another word for possessive?

Synonyms for possessive
pəˈzɛs ɪvpos·ses·sive

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term possessive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. genitive, genitive case, possessive, possessive caseadjective

    the case expressing ownership

    Synonyms:
    possessive case, genitive case, genitive

    Antonyms:
    subordinate, unacquisitive, low-level

  2. possessive, genitiveadjective

    serving to express or indicate possession

    "possessive pronouns"; "the genitive endings"

    Synonyms:
    genitive

    Antonyms:
    low-level, subordinate, unacquisitive

  3. possessiveadjective

    desirous of owning

    "small children are so possessive they will not let others play with their toys"

    Synonyms:
    genitive

    Antonyms:
    subordinate, unacquisitive, low-level

  4. possessiveadjective

    having or showing a desire to control or dominate

    "a possessive parent"

    Synonyms:
    genitive

    Antonyms:
    unacquisitive, low-level, subordinate

Matched Categories

How to pronounce possessive?

How to say possessive in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#54919possessive
#74168genitive

How to use possessive in a sentence?

  1. Van Wyck Brooks:

    The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.

  2. Kate Upton:

    Paul’s texting increased, telling me how excited Paul Marciano was to see me, that Paul Marciano wanted me to change in front of Paul Marciano so Paul Marciano could see my naked body getting into Paul Marciano clothes. Paul Marciano asked if I thought of Paul Marciano when I was posing sexy on set. All the language Paul Marciano used was extremely dominant and possessive. At one point, to avoid Paul coming to set, I told him my boyfriend was going to be there. He was absolutely furious at that. It was an emotional and non-stop battle of games, power struggles and creative avoidance tactics.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Whatever you've spent or done on your own self already will surely die with you. Besides that, whatever you will spend or do on your own self subsequently will equally die with you. Yes! you heard me right as ever. But guess what? whatever you've spent or done on others already will rather outlive you. Moreover, whatever you will resolve hence forth to spend or do on someone else, others or the world will equally outlive you and speak for you perpetually after your demise. Now that is to say, you should endeavour to spend more of your God-given riches, money, resources, knowledge, insights, wisdom, time and stuffs like that on others than on your own self. Because, you will surely and eventually be appreciated, remembered and celebrated perpetually by the posterity ahead (all future generations) for doing just that. So come on, don't be possessive. In other words, don't be unwilling to share your possessions and time with someone else, others or the world at large. -Emeasoba George

  4. Kate Upton:

    The next day, I learned that I had been fired from the shoot. Someone had called my agency to say I had gotten fat. paul’s texting increased, telling me how excited Paul Marciano was to see me, that Paul Marciano wanted me to change in front of Paul Marciano so Paul Marciano could see my naked body getting into Paul Marciano clothes. Paul Marciano asked if I thought of Paul Marciano when I was posing sexy on set. All the language Paul Marciano used was extremely dominant and possessive. At one point, to avoid Paul coming to set, I told him my boyfriend was going to be there. He was absolutely furious at that. It was an emotional and non-stop battle of games, power struggles and creative avoidance tactics.

Images & Illustrations of possessive

  1. possessive
    possessive
    possessive
    possessive
    possessive

Translations for possessive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for possessive »

Translation

Find a translation for the possessive synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"possessive." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Oct. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/possessive>.

Discuss these possessive synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for possessive?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following terms is not a synonym of "shopsoiled"?
    • A. commonplace
    • B. hackneyed
    • C. well-worn
    • D. new

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for possessive: