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grasping

391 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ɡɹˈaspɪŋ], [ɡɹˈaspɪŋ], [ɡ_ɹ_ˈa_s_p_ɪ_ŋ]
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Synonyms for Grasping:

avaricious (adjective)

acquisitive, avaricious, cadging, greedy, hoarding, mercenary, miserly, money-grubbing, monopolistic, possessive, rapacious, selfish, sordid, usurious, venal.

desirous (adjective)

amorous, ardent, covetous, desirous, eager, expectant, fond, hopeful, hungry, needful, passionate, urgent.

commanding (verb)

charging, commanding, controlling, coordinating, directing, disciplining, dominating, governing, gripping, holding, managing, mastering, reigning, ruling, swaying.

desiring (verb)

coveting, craving, desiring, expecting, fancying, hankering, hoping, hungering, itching, longing, lusting, needing, pining, thirsting, wanting, welcoming, wishing, yearning.

gripping (verb)

adhering, clasping, clutching, embracing, grappling, having, keeping, retaining, seizing.

knowing (verb)

comprehending, discerning, knowing, perceiving, recognizing, understanding.

learning (verb)

absorbing, assimilating, digesting, discovering, gleaning, learning, reading, realizing, studying.

Other synonyms and related words:

Lickerish, Moiling, Pinching, Self-interested, absorb, absorbingly, accept, accomplishing, accumulative, acquiring, acquisitive, acquisitiveness, affluent, all-devouring, all-engulfing, ambitious, ambitious for self, amusingly, appreciating, appreciation, apprehend, apprehending, apprehension, arresting, assimilate, assume, attach, attain, autistic, avarice, avariciousness, avid, avidity, avidness, bagging, batching, believe, bloodsucking, bottomless, breathtakingly, bring, bust, call for, canine appegrasping, canine appetite, capture, capturing, careerist, catch, catch on, chaining, charm, circumnavigating, clamant, clamorous, clenching, clinching, clinging, close-fisted, closefisted, clutches, cognizance, collaring, compassing, compellingly, comprehend, comprehension, comprehensiveness, comprise, conceive, conceiving, conception, confine, consider, construe, contain, coping, covering, covetousness, crying, cupidity, daylight, decipher, delaying, demanding, devouring, discern, discernment, discover, domineering, draining, drudging, dynamically, egoistic, egotistic, egotistical, enchantingly, encompassing, energetically, enter, entertainingly, enthrallingly, envious, esurient, exacting, excavating, excitingly, exigent, exorbitance, exorbitant, extortionate, fagging, fascinating, fascinatingly, fathoming, figure out, flair, follow, following, frenzy of desire, fury of desire, gaining, gathering, get, getting, gluttonous, gluttony, gobbling, grab, grabbing, grabby, grasp, graspingness, greed, greediness, green, griping, grippingly, grudging, handhold, handling, hard-fisted, hoggish, hoggishness, hold, hollowing, hugging, idea, imagine, importunate, incontinence, individualistic, influencing, inordinate desire, insatiability, insatiable, insatiable desire, insatiate, insistent, instant, intemperateness, interception, interestingly, itching palm, itchy, jabbing, jealous, kenning, knowledge, laboring, labouring, limitless, liquorish, loud, lupine, lust, maintaining, materialistic, mean, meanness, miser, money-hungry, money-mad, money-oriented, moneygrubbing, narcissistic, niggardly, noticing, obstruct, omnivorous, openmouthed, orbiting, overbearing, overgreediness, overgreedy, overprotective, parasitic, parsimonious, penetrating, penny-pinching, penurious, perceive, perception, persevering, persistent, persisting, personalistic, pertinacious, piggish, piggishness, pinch, poking, predacious, predatory, prehensile, prehension, pressing, privatistic, prodding, quenchless, ranging, rapaciousness, rapacity, raptorial, ravening, ravenous, ravenousness, reaching, receiving, remote, retentive, rivetingly, savvying, seize, seizure, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-advancing, self-aggrandizing, self-besot, self-centered, self-centred, self-considerative, self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent, self-jealous, self-loving, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, sensing, sharkish, slakeless, snapping, snatching, sordidness, spellbinding, squeezing, stabbing, staying with, stingy, stingy person, stoving, stretching, suspensefully, swinish, swinishness, tackling, taking hold, tasting, taxing, tenacious, tenacious of, tensely, thrillingly, tight, tight-fisted, tightfisted, toiling, transfixing, twigging, unappeasable, unappeased, understand, ungrateful, unquenchable, unsated, unsatisfied, unslakeable, unslaked, uptake, vigorously, voracious, voraciousness, voracity, vulturine, vulturous, waiting, winning over, wise, wolfish, wolfishness, wolflike.

Rhymes for Grasping:

  1. gasping;

Quotes for Grasping:

  1. Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Aesop.
  2. If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe. Soren Kierkegaard.
  3. It was my dream that I had clenched in a fist of discontent and wouldn't release. But time had now pried every finger open. There is peace in an open and upraised hand that isn't grasping for anything. Laurel Lee.

Idioms of Grasping:

  1. grasping at straws;
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