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groping

[groh-ping] /ˈgroʊ pɪŋ/
adjective
1.
moving or going about clumsily or hesitantly; stumbling.
2.
showing or reflecting a desire to understand, especially something that proves puzzling:
a groping scrutiny; a groping expression.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see grope, -ing2
Related forms
gropingly, adverb
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