graspingness


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grasp·ing

 (grăs′pĭng)
adj.
Exceedingly eager for material gain; avaricious.

grasp′ing·ly adv.
grasp′ing·ness n.
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graspingness

(ˈɡrɑːspɪŋnɪs)
n
greed
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graspingness

noun
Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves:
Informal: grabbiness.
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For example, cowards have trouble protecting what matters, gluttons don't know when to stop consuming, and unjust people exhibit what he calls 'graspingness,' grabbing for more than their share.
2002) referred to such unjust behavior aimed at self-gain as graspingness, orpleonexia.
The first move puts generosity into the relationship, the second puts graspingness first.