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1. acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence;
- Example: "a groping effort to understand"

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Grope \Grope\ (gr[=o]p), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Groped (gr[=o]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. Groping.] [OE. gropen, gropien, grapien, AS. gr[=a]pian to touch, grope, fr. gr[imac]pan to gripe. See Gripe.] 1. To feel with or use the hands; to handle. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To search or attempt to find something in the dark, or, as a blind person, by feeling; to move about hesitatingly, as in darkness or obscurity; to feel one's way, as with the hands, when one can not see. [1913 Webster] We grope for the wall like the blind. --Is. lix. 10. [1913 Webster] To grope a little longer among the miseries and sensualities ot a worldly life. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

groping adj 1: acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence; "a groping effort to understand"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

54 Moby Thesaurus words for "groping": analytic, awkward, blankminded, callow, dumb, empty, empty-headed, examinational, examinatorial, examining, explorational, explorative, exploratory, fact-finding, feeling, gauche, green, heuristic, ignorant, inane, indagative, inexperienced, innocent, inspectional, inspectorial, investigational, investigative, investigatory, know-nothing, naive, nescient, raw, simple, strange to, tentative, testing, trying, unacquainted, unapprized, uncomprehending, unconversant, unenlightened, unfamiliar, unilluminated, uninformed, uninitiated, unintelligent, unknowing, unposted, unripe, unsure, unversed, vacuous, zetetic