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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Long-despised for its grabbiness and brutality, the IRS further alienated the public when it acted against Tea Party groups during the Obama years.
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