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Definition of 'grasping'

See also: grasp 

Noun

  1. understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
  2. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands
       Synonyms: taking hold seizing prehension

Adjective

  1. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they 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"
       Synonyms: avaricious covetous grabby greedy prehensile


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