grasping

(noun, adjective, verb)

adjective

1. very eager to acquire material things; consumed by selfish desires.

- a grasping old miser

- grasping commercialism

Similar word(s): acquisitive, avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy

noun

1. understanding with difficulty

- the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings

Definition categories: thought, apprehension, discernment, savvy, understanding

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

Similar word(s): prehension, seizing

Definition categories: act, control

verb

1. present participle of grasp