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Definition of possessive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1possessive (of/about somebody/something) demanding total attention or love; not wanting someone to be independent Some parents are too possessive of their children.
  2. 2possessive (of/about something) not liking to lend things or share things with others Jimmy's very possessive about his toys.
  3. 3(grammar) showing that something belongs to someone or something possessive pronouns (= yours, his, etc.)
  4. possessively
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    adverb “That's mine!” she said possessively.
  6. possessiveness
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    noun [uncountable] I couldn't stand his jealousy and possessiveness.
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