Definition of grasping
: desiring material possessions urgently and excessively and often to the point of ruthlessness <Her grasping children fought over her property when she died.>
graspinglyplay \ˈgra-spiŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of grasping in a sentence
Her grasping children fought over her property when she died.
<a grasping person who would rather buy a car he didn't need than give a dime to charity>
Origin and Etymology of grasping
First Known Use: 1710
Synonym Discussion of grasping
GRASPING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of grasping for English Language Learners
: wanting money and possessions too much
GRASPING Defined for Kids
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