adjective grasp·ing \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



Next Word in the Dictionary: grasplessPrevious Word in the Dictionary: grasp (noun)All Words Near: grasping
May 25, 2015
callithump Hear it
a noisy boisterous band or parade
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears