Grasping

  • (adj): Immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth.
    Example: "A grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"
    Synonyms: avaricious, covetous, grabby, greedy, prehensile
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on grasping:

Embodied Cognition - Psychology - Visual Search
... with more orientation errors for pointing than for grasping ... The screen then lit up and the participants searched for the target, either pointing to it or grasping it (depending on the block) ... There were 2 blocks for pointing and 2 for grasping, with the order counterbalanced ...
Hand - Definitions
... Many mammals and other animals have grasping appendages similar in form to a hand such as paws, claws, and talons, but these are not scientifically considered to be grasping ... The only true grasping hands appear in the mammalian order of primates ...
Grasping The Large, Letting Go Of The Small
... The “grasping the large and letting the small go” policy (Chinese 抓大放小 pinyin Zhuā dà fàng xiǎo) was part of a wave of industrial reforms implemented by the central government of the People's Republic ... The “grasping the large and letting the small go” policy was adopted in September 1997 at the 15th Communist Party Congress ... The “grasping the large” component indicated that policy-makers should focus on maintaining state control over the largest state-owned enterprises (whi ...
Confronted Animals - Examples From Archaeology - Cylinder Seals
... Deities, or heroes grasping lionesses, cattle, griffins, or other imaginary creatures are sometimes found ... Another Tree of life type of confronted animals cylinder seal has a "hero grasping water buffalo" and a "bull-man grasping lions", each between the animals again, the central figure is ...
Common Yabby - Catching
... The line is then slowly pulled back to the bank, with the grasping yabby usually maintaining its hold on the meat ... When the meat and the grasping yabby reaches the water's edge, a net is used to quickly scoop up both the meat and the grasping yabby in one movement ...

More definitions of "grasping":

  • (noun): Understanding with difficulty.
    Example: "The lecture was beyond his most strenuous graspings"

Famous quotes containing the word grasping:

    A perfect beauty of a sunflower! a perfect excellent lovely
    sunflower existence! a sweet natural eye to the new hip moon, woke up alive and excited grasping in the sunset shadow sunrise golden monthly breeze!
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    A perfect beauty of a sunflower! a perfect excellent lovely sunflower existence! a sweet natural eye to the new hip moon, woke up alive and excited grasping in the sunset shadow sunrise golden monthly breeze
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)