Translation of grasping in Spanish:

grasping

avaricioso, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈɡræspɪŋ//ˈɡrɑːspɪŋ/

adjective

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    avaricioso
    codicioso
    • I did not know that this covers a grasping avariciousness by the family towards the children.
    • He will continue to privatise whatever he can get his grasping little hands on.
    • This is a grasping, ambitious woman in the style of Lady Macbeth, who'll readily sacrifice people for her own gain.
    • When grasping and unprincipled people begin to test the patience of the general public, I believe they have something to worry about.
    • It was certainly entertaining and one could not help but feel sorry for him for being involved with such a grasping, shallow woman of the sort portrayed here!
    • She hid it under the carpets to keep it from the grasping claws of her greedy brother, who was a man not averse to physical violence and who put pressure on everybody to help him service his frequent debts.
    • A grasping and greedy ethos seems to be what grips most of our citizens.
    • Loopholes come about through the pleading of property owners who dare to suggest that there is merit to keeping private property safe from the grasping hand of power.
    • It rather appears that your job of spiritual adviser is being undermined by your brother, the grasping wretch.
    • Have you never been driven to distraction by a grasping building contractor?
    • It's a grasping, greedy society, fuelled by educational expectation and privilege.
    • In another, a grasping mother and daughter are duped out of their upward social climb by an unscrupulous foreigner.
    • They may, in the way of families, be primitive, grasping and sadistic.
    • The play's more engaging theme is found in the moral struggle the characters encounter as they wrestle with the notion of integrity in the face of their grasping egos.
    • He has been transformed from a grasping, selfish, small-time operator into a decent fellow who now plays a game of ludo with the rejuvenated elders.