graspingness

  • 1 Graspingness — 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] …

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  • 2 graspingness — noun see grasping …

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  • 3 graspingness — See graspingly. * * * …

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  • 4 graspingness — noun The quality of being grasping …

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  • 5 graspingness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, greed. Informal: grabbiness. See DESIRE, GIVE …

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  • 6 graspingness — n. greed, avarice …

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  • 7 graspingness — grasp·ing·ness …

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  • 8 graspingness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being grasping * * * graspˈingness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑grasp …

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  • 9 greed — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. greediness, desire, cupidity, avidity, avarice. See gluttony, parsimony. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. greediness, avidity, selfishness, eagerness, avarice, voracity, excess, rapacity, gluttony, piggishness …

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  • 10 cupidity — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. greed, avarice, acquisitiveness, rapaciousness, graspingness, covetousness, want, hunger. ANT.: unselfishness, generosity II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves:… …

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

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  • 12 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. * * * …

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  • 13 autism — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, airy nothing, alienation, anesthesia, autistic thinking, avoidance mechanism, bashfulness, blame shifting, bubble, careerism, catatonia, chill, chilliness, chimera, cold blood, cold heart,… …

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  • 14 avarice — Synonyms and related words: acedia, acquisitiveness, anger, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, cheapness, closefistedness, closeness, covetousness, craving, cupidity, deadly sin, desire, envy, frenzy of desire, frugality, fury of desire …

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  • 15 avidity — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, alacrity, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, avarice, avariciousness, avidness, breathless impatience, cheerful readiness, covetousness, cupidity, eagerness, elan, forwardness, frenzy of desire …

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  • 16 cupidity — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, avidness, covetousness, craving, desire, eagerness, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gluttony, grasping, graspingness, greed, greediness, hoggishness, incontinence,… …

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  • 17 ego trip — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, amour propre, autism, autoeroticism, boast, careerism, complacency, consequentiality, egotism, fish for compliments, graspingness, greed, have no self doubt, individualism, interest, know it all,… …

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  • 18 egotism — Synonyms and related words: acquisitiveness, arrogance, autism, boastfulness, boasting, bragging, careerism, conceit, conceitedness, contempt, ego, ego trip, egocentricity, egocentrism, egoism, egoisticalness, egotisticalness, gasconade,… …

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  • 19 gluttony — Synonyms and related words: abandon, acedia, acquisitiveness, anger, appetite, avarice, avariciousness, avaritia, avidity, avidness, boundlessness, cannibalism, carnivorism, carnivority, carnivorousness, chewing, consumption, covetousness,… …

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  • 20 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 …

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