Definition of GRASPING

noun : GRASPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings" ;

verb : GRASPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : GRASPING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 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" ;


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