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See definition of prehensile on Dictionary.com
  • as inacquisitive
  • as inpiggish
  • as incovetous
  • as indesirous
  • as ingrasping
  • as ingreedy

synonyms for prehensile

  • rapacious
  • avaricious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • demanding
  • desirous
  • grabbing
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • greedy
  • predatory
  • wishful
  • acquisitive
  • ambitious
  • amorous
  • anxious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • craving
  • desiring
  • eager
  • enthusiastic
  • grasping
  • greedy
  • hot
  • itchy
  • keen
  • longing
  • lustful
  • passionate
  • ready
  • stimulated
  • willing
  • wishing
  • yearning
  • turned on
  • penny-pinching
  • mean
  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • desirous
  • extortionate
  • itchy
  • miserly
  • penurious
  • rapacious
  • selfish
  • stingy
  • tightfisted
  • venal
  • close-fisted
  • grabby
  • niggardly
  • usurious
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How to use prehensile in a sentence

When given just a few cubes, the elephant picked them up with the prehensile tip of her trunk.
ENGINEERS SURPRISED BY THE POWER OF AN ELEPHANT’S TRUNKSID PERKINSJUNE 23, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
When offered just a few cubes, the elephant picked them up with the prehensile tip of the trunk.
NEWLY RECOGNIZED TRICKS HELP ELEPHANTS SUCK UP HUGE AMOUNTS OF WATERSID PERKINSJUNE 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The coaita has neither pouches on the sides of his jaws, nor callosities on the posteriors: he has a very long prehensile tail.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
Their tail is prehensile, naked underneath at the extremity, and very bushy over every other part.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
His tail is not prehensile but flaccid, and half as long again as his head and body.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME IX (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
They grasped things with the strong prehensile grasp of the infant, rather than with the clutch of the miser.
HUMANLY SPEAKINGSAMUEL MCCHORD CROTHERS
The tall giraffe, with his prehensile lip, raised nearly twenty feet in the air, can browse upon these trees without difficulty.
POPULAR ADVENTURE TALESMAYNE REID
By means of his prehensile tail he suspends himself to a tree on the shore, and patiently awaits the coming prey.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
Its length is about eighteen inches, exclusive of the tail, which is twelve inches long, and prehensile.
THE VOYAGE OF GOVERNOR PHILLIP TO BOTANY BAYARTHUR PHILLIP
And by virtue of his prehensile organs and superior strength he ravishes the females of his species and goes his way.
THE KEMPTON-WACE LETTERSJACK LONDON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PREHENSILE

  • avaricious
  • avid
  • covetous
  • demanding
  • desirous
  • grabbing
  • grabby
  • grasping
  • greedy
  • predatory
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
  • acquisitive
  • avaricious
  • avid
  • close-fisted
  • covetous
  • desirous
  • extortionate
  • grabby
  • itchy
  • mean
  • miserly
  • niggardly
  • penny-pinching
  • penurious
  • prehensile
  • rapacious
  • selfish
  • stingy
  • tightfisted
  • usurious
  • venal
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.