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grasping

grasp·ing

grasping

pronunciation:
grae spIng
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: overly eager to obtain material goods, sometimes to the point of ruthlessness; greedy.
synonyms:
acquisitive, avaricious, greedy
similar words:
covetous, mercenary
definition 2: able to seize or grip.
an insect's grasping legs
similar words:
prehensile
derivation: graspingly (adv.)