Etymology
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grasping (adj.)

"greedy, acquisitive," late 14c., present-participle adjective from grasp (v.). Related: Graspingly.

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Definitions of grasping
1
grasping (n.)
understanding with difficulty;
the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings
grasping (n.)
the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles);
Synonyms: taking hold / seizing / prehension
2
grasping (adj.)
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;
a grasping old miser
grasping commercialism
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