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grasping

[gras-ping, grahs-] /ˈgræs pɪŋ, ˈgrɑs-/
adjective
1.
greedy; avaricious:
a sly, grasping man.
2.
being used to grasp or tending to grasp; tenacious.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; grasp + -ing2
Related forms
graspingly, adverb
graspingness, noun
overgrasping, adjective
ungrasping, adjective
Synonyms
1. covetous, selfish, acquisitive, venal.
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British Dictionary definitions for graspingly

grasping

/ˈɡrɑːspɪŋ/
adjective
1.
greedy; avaricious; rapacious
Derived Forms
graspingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for graspingly

grasping

adj.

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

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