Definition of possessively in US English:

possessively

adverb

  • See possessive

    • ‘He clutched his camera possessively and backed away.’
    • ‘He'd reached up from the back seat and was rubbing my neck, sort of possessively, yet lovingly.’
    • ‘Women have potentially a bigger capacity to move through people and love freely and not possessively.’
    • ‘Samuel's arm immediately tightened possessively around her waist.’
    • ‘I possessively kept them out of my little brother's reach who wanted them only because he saw how much I loved them.’

Pronunciation

possessively

/pəˈzɛsɪvli//pəˈzesivlē/