Grasping Synonyms and Antonyms

grăs'pĭng

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Synonyms for Grasping

A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
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(Informal) Grasping; avaricious
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The act of one who grabs.
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Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.
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Tending to impede or delay progress:
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The act of one that takes.
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The definition of avaricious is greedy and money-hungry.
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Having or marked by keen interest and enthusiasm:
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Feeling, expressing, or characterized by a strong or immoderate desire for the possessions of another:
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(Computing) Tending to match as much text as possible.
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Experiencing a desire or need for food.
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Having or showing a strong or excessive desire to acquire money or possess things; greedy:
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Dirty or squalid.
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Able to seize, grasp, or hold, especially by wrapping around an object:
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the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
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Such lashing used to temporarily immobilize the ends of a rope to prevent a knot from slipping or collapsing.
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(Slang) To have understanding:
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(Intransitive) To think, believe, or be of opinion; to understand; to suppose.
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To surround; encircle:
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To grasp mentally; understand
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To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
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To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
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To furnish with something that extends or stretches over
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To struggle (with) in attempting to handle, maneuver, or manipulate something
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To have sympathy or tolerance:
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Struggle is defined as to do something with difficulty.
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(Figuratively) To understand.
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(Informal) To irritate; annoy:
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To attempt to grasp or seize:
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To secure (a nail, bolt, etc. that has been driven through something) by bending or flattening the projecting end
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To see, to be aware of, to understand.
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To grasp the meaning or logic of; understand:
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To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
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(Archaic) To encircle with outstretched arms, especially to take a measurement; to embrace.
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To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
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To comprehend; understand
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To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
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To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
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To understand
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To know (a person or thing).
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To be acquainted with:
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To grip tightly
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Grapple is defined as to struggle with something or someone.
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Antonyms for Grasping

Of or motivated by altruism; unselfish
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To fail to understand or have a shortcoming of perception.
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Noble in behaviour or actions; principled, not petty; kind, magnanimous. [from 16th c.]
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To understand incorrectly, while thinking one has understood correctly.
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Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly
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To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
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Words Related to Grasping

(Countable) A stopping mechanism, especially a clasp which stops something from opening. syn. transl.
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Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity
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Having a strong urge to obtain or possess something, especially material wealth, in quantity
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To continue to do:
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Find another word for grasping. In this page you can discover 57 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for grasping, like: hold, grabby, altruistic, grabbing, acquisitive, holding, missing, taking, catch, avaricious and avid.