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English Dictionary: grasping by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
grasping
adj
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile
n
  1. understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"
  2. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
    Synonym(s): grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Grasping \Grasp"ing\, a.
      1. Seizing; embracing; catching.
  
      2. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as,
            he is a grasping man. -- {Grasp"ing*ly}, adv. --
            {Grasp"ing*ness}, n.
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