grasping

  • 1 Grasping — Grasp ing, a. 1. Seizing; embracing; catching. [1913 Webster] 2. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as, he is a grasping man. {Grasp ing*ly}, adv. {Grasp ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 grasping — index illiberal, insatiable, mercenary, parsimonious, rapacious, venal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 grasping — greedy, acquisitive, late 14c., prp. adjective from GRASP (Cf. grasp) (v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 grasping — greedy, avaricious, acquisitive, *covetous Analogous words: rapacious, ravening, ravenous (see VORACIOUS): extorting or extortionate (see corresponding verb at EDUCE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 grasping — [adj] greedy acquisitive, avaricious, avid, close fisted, covetous, desirous, extorting, extortionate, grabby*, itchy*, mean, miserly, niggardly*, penny pinching*, penurious, prehensile, rapacious, selfish, stingy*, tightfisted*, usurious, venal; …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 grasping — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ greedy …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 grasping — [gras′piŋ] adj. 1. that grasps 2. eager for gain; avaricious SYN. GREEDY graspingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 grasping — [[t]grɑ͟ːspɪŋ, græ̱sp [/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as grasping, you are criticizing them for wanting to get and keep as much money as possible, and for being unwilling to spend it. ...a greedy grasping drug ridden… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 grasping — /ˈgræspɪŋ / (say grasping), /ˈgrasp / (say grahsp ) verb 1. present participle of grasp. –adjective 2. that grasps. 3. covetous, mean or greedy: *These hard, mean, grasping money grubbers! –henry handel richardson, 1917. –graspingly, adverb… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 grasping — graspingly, adv. graspingness, n. /gras ping, grahs /, adj. 1. greedy; avaricious: a sly, grasping man. 2. being used to grasp or tending to grasp; tenacious. [1540 50; GRASP + ING2] Syn. 1. covetous, selfish, acquisitive, venal. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 grasping — grasp|ing [ˈgra:spıŋ US ˈgræs ] adj too eager to get money and unwilling to give any of it away or spend it ▪ Hanson was a hard, grasping man …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 grasping — adjective greedy: grasping landlords. Derivatives graspingly adverb graspingness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 grasping — adjective too eager to get money and unwilling to give any of it away or spend it: Hanson was a hard, grasping man …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 grasping — perpratimas statusas T sritis švietimas apibrėžtis Supratimas, kai visiškai įsisąmoninamas aiškinamas dalykas. Tai mąstymo rezultatas. Perprasti dalykai ne visada įsimenami, emociškai išgyvenami, praktiškai įprasminami, todėl ir neįsisavinami.… …

    Enciklopedinis edukologijos žodynas

  • 15 grasping — adjective Date: 1710 desiring material possessions urgently and excessively and often to the point of ruthlessness Synonyms: see covetous • graspingly adverb • graspingness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 grasping — adjective Eager for money; greedy …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 grasping — Synonyms and related words: a hog for, acquiring, acquisitive, acquisitiveness, all devouring, all engulfing, ambitious for self, autistic, avarice, avaricious, avariciousness, avid, avidity, avidness, bloodsucking, bottomless, careerist, clamant …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 grasping — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. niggardly, rapacious, penurious; see greedy 1 . See Synonym Study at greedy . n. Syn. hold, taking, grabbing; see catch 3 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. avaricious, greedy, acquisitive, hungry, covetous, rapacious,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 grasping — grasp|ing [ græspıŋ ] adjective only interested in getting as much money as possible …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 grasping — grasp·ing || græspɪŋ / grɑːs adj. greedy, avaricious græsp /grɑːsp n. grip, clasp, hold; understanding, knowledge, realization v. hold tight, grip; grab hold; understand, comprehend …

    English contemporary dictionary