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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv]
    • /əˈkyu myəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/
    • /əˈkjuː.mjʊ.lə.tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kyoo-myuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv]
    • /əˈkyu myəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/

Definitions of accumulative word

  • adjective accumulative If something is accumulative, it becomes greater in amount, number, or intensity over a period of time. 3
  • adjective accumulative resulting from accumulation; cumulative 3
  • adjective accumulative tending to accumulate 3
  • abbreviation ACCUMULATIVE acquisitive 3
  • adjective accumulative tending to accumulate or arising from accumulation; cumulative. 1
  • adjective accumulative tending to accumulate wealth; acquisitive. 1

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Origin of accumulative

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1645-55; accumulate + -ive

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Parts of speech for Accumulative


accumulative popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for accumulative

adj accumulative

  • additional — Additional things are extra things apart from the ones already present.
  • additive — An additive is a substance which is added in small amounts to foods or other things in order to improve them or to make them last longer.
  • cumulative — If a series of events have a cumulative effect, each event makes the effect greater.
  • incremental — increasing or adding on, especially in a regular series: small, incremental tax hikes.

adjective accumulative

  • acquisitive — If you describe a person or an organization as acquisitive, you do not approve of them because you think they are too concerned with getting new possessions.
  • hoarding — a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.: a vast hoard of silver.
  • materialistic — excessively concerned with physical comforts or the acquisition of wealth and material possessions, rather than with spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
  • covetous — A covetous person has a strong desire to possess something, especially something that belongs to another person.
  • grasping — greedy; avaricious: a sly, grasping man.

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