possessive - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/pəˈzesɪv/
  1. 1
    showing disapproval wanting to have all of someone’s love and attention

    a jealous and possessive boyfriend

  2. 2
    linguistics a possessive word or form of a word is a word such as ‘her’, ‘its’, ‘Jan’s’, or ‘dog’s’ that shows who or what someone or something belongs to or is connected with

derived words

possessively

adverb

possessiveness

noun [uncountable]