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ADJECTIVE (3)

1. adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object;
- Example: "a monkey's prehensile tail"

2. having a keen intellect;
- Example: "poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch

3. immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth;
- Example: "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"
- Example: "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"
- Example: "a grasping old miser"
- Example: "grasping commercialism"
- Example: "greedy for money and power"
- Example: "grew richer and greedier"
- Example: "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
[syn: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prehensile \Pre*hen"sile\, a. [L. prehensus, p. p. of prehendere to lay hold of, seize; pre- (equiv. to prae before) + hendere (in comp.), akin to E. get: cf. F. pr['e]hensile. See Get, and cf. Prison, Prize, n.] Adapted to seize or grasp; seizing; grasping; as, the prehensile tail of a monkey. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prehensile adj 1: adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object; "a monkey's prehensile tail" [ant: nonprehensile] 2: having a keen intellect; "poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch 3: immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greedier"; "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees" [syn: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "prehensile": acquisitive, all-knowing, apperceptive, appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, aware, clawed, cognizant, comprehending, conscious, dentate, desirous, digital, digitate, digitated, fanged, fingered, grabby, grasping, greedy, insightful, intelligent, itchy, jawed, knowing, knowledgeable, mindful, omniscient, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious, raptorial, sagacious, sensible, shrewd, taloned, toothed, understanding, wise