Synonyms for (noun) grasping

Synonyms: prehension, taking hold, seizing, grasping

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

Similar words: control

Definition: the activity of managing or exerting control over something

Usage: the control of the mob by the police was admirable


Synonyms: grasping

Definition: understanding with difficulty

Usage: the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings

Similar words: savvy, apprehension, discernment, understanding

Definition: the cognitive condition of someone who understands

Usage: he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

Synonyms for (adjective) grasping

Synonyms: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile

Definition: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth

Usage: 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

Similar words: acquisitive

Definition: eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas

Usage: an acquisitive mind; an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied