Definition of possessive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈzesɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pəˈzesɪv//
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  1. 1possessive (of/about somebody/something) demanding total attention or love; not wanting somebody to be independent Some parents are too possessive of their children. See related entries: Love
  2. 2possessive (of/about something) not liking to lend things or share things with others Jimmy's very possessive about his toys.
  3. 3 [usually before noun] (grammar) showing that something belongs to somebody/something possessive pronouns (= yours, theirs, etc.)
  4. Extra examples Loretta’s starting to get possessive and jealous. She had always been possessive of her brother. Why should he feel so possessive about some old photos? her fiercely possessive love for him
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