grabbiness


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grab·by

 (grăb′ē)
adj. grab·bi·er, grab·bi·est Informal
1. Acquisitive or greedy.
2. Attracting attention; striking: "Many critics charge, however, that these new resources are being used ... to attract viewers, using grabby images and exotic locales" (Alan Bunce).

grab′bi·ness n.
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grabbiness

noun
Informal. Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves:
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Miss Manners is indulgent about those aspects that are merely in questionable taste, although she roundly condemns grabbiness in bridal couples of any age.
Back in 2002, in this same Editor's Note space, I joined other opinion writers in the state in complaining about the grabbiness displayed by our then-governor, Mike Huckabee, and his wife.
Suspicion over Apple's grabbiness with revenue and user information remains, and concerns about the company's power to marginalize some news sources may be heightened with the advent of Newsstand.