HyperDic: prehensile

English > 3 senses of the word prehensile:
ADJECTIVEallprehensileadapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
allprehensilehaving a keen intellect
allprehensile, avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedyimmoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
English > prehensile: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAdapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object.
Example"a monkey's prehensile tail"
Oppositenonprehensilenot prehensile
Spanishprensil
Catalanprènsil
English > prehensile: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a keen intellect.
Example"poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch
BroaderintelligentHaving the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
English > prehensile: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningimmoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth.
Example "prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"
Synonymsavaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy
Broaderacquisitiveeager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
Spanishavariciosa, avaricioso, avarienta, avariento, avaro, ávida, ávido, codicioso, mezquina
Catalanavar, avariciós, cobdiciós

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