English adjective: grasping
|1.||grasping immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth|
|Samples||They are avaricious and will do anything for money.|
Casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields.
A grasping old miser.
Greedy for money and power.
Grew richer and greedier.
Prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees.
|Synonyms||avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile|
English noun: grasping
|1.||grasping (cognition) understanding with difficulty|
|Samples||The lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings.|
|Broader (hypernym)||apprehension, discernment, savvy, understanding|
|2.||grasping (act) the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)|
|Synonyms||prehension, seizing, taking hold|
|Narrower (hyponym)||clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold|