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English adjective: grasping

1. grasping immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth


SamplesThey are avaricious and will do anything for money.
Casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields.
A grasping old miser.
Grasping commercialism.
Greedy for money and power.
Grew richer and greedier.
Prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees.


Synonymsavaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile


Similaracquisitive


Antonymsunacquisitive


English noun: grasping

1. grasping (cognition) understanding with difficulty


SamplesThe 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)


Synonymsprehension, seizing, taking hold


Broader (hypernym)control


Narrower (hyponym)clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold









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