Associations to the word «Grasping»


GRASPING, adjective. Greedy, eager for wealth.
GRASPING, verb. Present participle of grasp
GRASPING, noun. The act of one who grasps or covets.

Dictionary definition

GRASPING, noun. Understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings".
GRASPING, noun. The act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles).
GRASPING, adjective. 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".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery