Dictionary Results for prehensile


1. prehensile - adjective

· adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object; "a monkey's prehensile tail"

Antonym(s): nonprehensile




2. prehensile - adjective

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




3. prehensile - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy





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