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groping

[ groh-ping ]
/ ˈgroʊ pɪŋ /
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adjective
moving or going about clumsily or hesitantly; stumbling.
showing or reflecting a desire to understand, especially something that proves puzzling: a groping scrutiny; a groping expression.
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Origin of groping

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at grope, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM groping

grop·ing·ly, adverb
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