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synonyms for grasping

  • mean
  • penny-pinching
  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • avid
  • close-fisted
  • covetous
  • desirous
  • extortionate
  • grabby
  • itchy
  • miserly
  • penurious
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
  • selfish
  • stingy
  • tightfisted
  • usurious
  • venal
See also synonyms for: graspingness
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antonyms for grasping

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  • generous
  • unselfish
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How to use grasping in a sentence

Perhaps, he ponders, that’s why he wound up studying robotic grasping.
EASY FOR YOU, TOUGH FOR A ROBOTKATHRYN HULICKNOVEMBER 18, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
House progressives are right to protect the American people from Manchin’s hyper-partisan grasping, even if that means slamming the door on Manchin’s emaciated shadow of a spending package.
JOE MANCHIN HATES SPENDING MORE THAN HE LOVES CHILDRENMAX BURNSOCTOBER 18, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Rounded ones, for example, can be hard for those with arthritis to grasp—and not everyone has hands with which to do the grasping.
DESIGNING SPACES WITH MARGINALIZED PEOPLE IN MIND MAKES THEM BETTER FOR EVERYONEELEANOR CUMMINSMARCH 2, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The newborn box, for example, focuses on high contrast items and things that’ll make tummy time a little more fun, whereas later boxes bring in toys that help with finer motor skills like stacking and grasping.
GIFT GUIDE: LAST-MINUTE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO KEEP THE GIFTS GOING ALL YEARGREG KUMPARAKDECEMBER 23, 2020TECHCRUNCH
She sat for a few minutes, looking abstractedly down, grasping the letter she had received.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
During this conversation Harry's right hand was resting beneath his jacket, grasping the butt of his revolver.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
It showed Black Hood's gauntlet covered right hand grasping the knife that was plunged into Joseph's throat.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
"And thou hast saved our lives my brave lass," cried Rushmere, grasping her cold hand, which he was chafing in his own.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
They demanded money, and were as grasping and cunning in their dealings as the most civilized Europeans.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
But sufficient can be discerned for the grasping of the idea, which seems to be a representation of the Nativity.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
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WORDS RELATED TO GRASPING

  • avaricious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • demanding
  • desirous
  • grabbing
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • greedy
  • predatory
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.