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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "grasping":

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How to use grasping in a sentence?

  1. Pam Wasserman:

    Math concepts are really hard, it's not a surprise that the general public has a hard time grasping these.

  2. Gautama Buddha:

    Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

  3. Miguel Rodriguez:

    We're all grasping at straws as to what to do with the earthquake families, obviously, it isn't as large of a movement as after Hurricane Maria. ... But these are hundreds of households who are homeless, who are suffering from PTSD, who have been hit by two traumas -- Hurricane Hurricane Maria and now the earthquakes.

  4. 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.

  5. Kamala Harris:

    If past is prologue, they will not, they'll be muzzled, they'll be suppressed, they will be sidelined, because Donald Trump's looking at an election coming up, in less than 60 days, and Donald Trump's grasping for whatever Donald Trump can get to pretend Donald Trump has been a leader on this issue, when Donald Trump is not.

Images & Illustrations of grasping

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