Definition of grasping in English:

grasping

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Pronunciation: /ˈgrɑːspɪŋ
 
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adjective

Derivatives

graspingly

adverb
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  • On the other hand, this doesn't mean that we have to kowtow to the disingenuous, the graspingly ambitious, the intellectually dishonest, or others whose views conflict with our own.
  • And I know what it feels like to want quietly and graspingly for unknown things.
  • Pidgin is spoken slowly and graspingly, has no formal set of rules or consistent structure, and relies heavily on the speakers' native languages.

graspingness

noun
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  • He has persuaded John that every socially prescribed role entraps one in falsity, the clamour of petty needs, and graspingness.
  • Envy is a graspingness for self. Greed is a graspingness for life.
  • They trade on their rudeness, graspingness and lack of consideration and everybody knows about this before they book.

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