Definitions for: Grasping


[n] the act of gripping something firmly with the hands
[n] understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
[adj] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Grasp"ing, a.
1. Seizing; embracing; catching.

2. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as,
he is a grasping man. -- Grasp"ing*ly, adv. --
Grasp"ing*ness, n.

Synonyms: acquisitive, avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile, prehension, seizing, taking hold

See Also: apprehension, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, control, discernment, grasp, grip, hold, savvy, understanding

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