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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Grasping \Grasp"ing\, a.
   1. Seizing; embracing; catching.

   2. Avaricious; greedy of gain; covetous; close; miserly; as,
      he is a grasping man. -- {Grasp"ing*ly}, adv. --
      {Grasp"ing*ness}, n.

Source : WordNet®

     adj : 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" [syn:
            {avaricious}, {covetous}, {grabby}, {greedy}, {prehensile}]
     n 1: understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his
          most strenuous graspings"
     2: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands [syn: {taking
        hold}, {seizing}, {prehension}]
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