1. grasping

noun. ['ˈgræspɪŋ'] understanding with difficulty.


  • discernment
  • apprehension
  • understanding


  • incapability
  • unbuckle
  • unfasten
  • deny

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Rhymes with Grasping

  • gasping

Sentences with grasping

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Look to see if a toad is grasping another toad from behind.

Quotes about grasping

1. He did not care if she was heartless, vicious and vulgar, stupid and grasping, he loved her. He would rather have misery with one than happiness with the other.
- W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage

2. Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the sceptic, an ardent zealot.
- E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

2. grasping

adjective. ['ˈgræspɪŋ'] immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth.


  • acquisitive
  • prehensile
  • avaricious
  • grabby
  • greedy


  • unclasp
  • let go of
  • inactivity
  • derestrict

3. grasping

noun. ['ˈgræspɪŋ'] the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles).


  • clutch
  • control
  • clutches
  • prehension
  • seizing
  • grip
  • grasp
  • clasp
  • taking hold
  • hold


  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline
  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness