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possessive

adjective

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intolerant of rivalry or unfaithfulness
  • he was very possessive of his girlfriend's attention, and it was really starting to annoy her

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The first known use of possessive was in the 15th century

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“Possessive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/possessive. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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