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Synonyms for grasping
ˈgræs pɪŋ, ˈgrɑs-grasp·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. graspingnoun

    understanding with difficulty

    "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"

    Synonyms:
    prehension, seizing, taking hold

    Antonyms:
    unacquisitive

  2. grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionadjective

    the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

    Synonyms:
    prehension, seizing, taking hold

    Antonyms:
    unacquisitive

  3. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensileadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    devouring(a), avid, grabby, esurient, greedy, avaricious, covetous, envious, jealous, prehensile

    Antonyms:
    unacquisitive

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. graspingadjective

    Synonyms:
    avaricious, covetous, miserly, niggardly, penurious, parsimonious, close, stingy, mean, sordid, close-fisted, with an itching palm

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. graspingadjective

    Synonyms:
    avaricious, sordid, covetous, niggardly, greedy

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  1. List of paraphrases for "grasping":

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How to use grasping in a sentence?

  1. Erich Fromm:

    Reason is man's faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to intelligence, which is man's ability to manipulate the world with the help of thought. Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.

  2. Gary Collins:

    Mac Love believes Mac Love was unfairly terminated from Mac Love public servant career without the Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan administration grasping what even occurred.

  3. Irene Zoppi:

    Instead of grasping the breast and the nipple, the baby could be using a chewing-like motion.

  4. The Hitopadesa:

    A hundred long leagues is no distance for him who would quench the thirst of covetousness; but a contented mind has no solicitude for grasping wealth.

  5. Dominik Siegrist:

    Lots of smaller ones are grasping at straws, trying to survive as long as they can because the valleys depend on this tourism.


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