Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun grasping

2 senses of grasping

Sense 1
grasping -- (understanding with difficulty; "the lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings")
       => understanding, apprehension, discernment, savvy -- (the cognitive condition of someone who understands; "he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect")

Sense 2
grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension -- (the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles))
       => control -- (the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb grasp

2 senses of grasp

Sense 1
grasp, hold on -- (hold firmly)
       => hold, take hold -- (have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him")

Sense 2
grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehend -- (get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?")
       => understand -- (know and comprehend the nature or meaning of; "She did not understand her husband"; "I understand what she means")

Antonyms of adj grasping

1 sense of grasping

Sense 1
avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA acquisitive) -> unacquisitive -- (not acquisitive; not interested in acquiring or owning anything)

Similarity of adj grasping

1 sense of grasping

Sense 1
avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile -- (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")
       => acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive) -- (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied")

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