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grasping


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grasping  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grasping 
  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"  [syn: 
  {avaricious},  {covetous},  {grabby},  {greedy},  {prehensile}] 
  n  1:  understanding  with  difficulty;  "the  lecture  was  beyond  his 
  most  strenuous  graspings" 
  2:  the  act  of  gripping  something  firmly  with  the  hands  [syn:  {taking 
  hold},  {seizing},  {prehension}] 




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