grasping

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

grasp·ing

adjective \ˈgras-piŋ\

: wanting money and possessions too much

Full Definition of GRASPING

:  desiring material possessions urgently and excessively and often to the point of ruthlessness
grasp·ing·ly \ˈgras-piŋ-lē\ adverb
grasp·ing·ness noun

Examples of GRASPING

  1. Her grasping children fought over her property when she died.
  2. <a grasping person who would rather buy a car he didn't need than give a dime to charity>

First Known Use of GRASPING

1710

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