Synonyms of grasping


1. grasping, understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy

usage: understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"

2. grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension, control

usage: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)


1. grasp, hold on, hold, take hold

usage: hold firmly

2. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend, understand

usage: get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"


1. avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile, acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive)

usage: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"

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