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Princeton's WordNet

  1. groping(adj)

    acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence

    "a groping effort to understand"


  1. groping(Noun)

    An act of groping; a grope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groping

    of Grope


  1. Groping

    When used in a sexual context, groping is touching or fondling another person in a sexual way using the hands; it generally has a negative connotation, and is considered molestation in most societies. The term 'frotteurism' may be applied when a person rubs up against another person, typically using their sexual parts. Touching a consenting person's body during sexual activity, massage, or medical examination is not usually considered groping, though the term is sometimes used to include clumsy, selfish, or inappropriate sexual touching. Areas of the body most frequently groped include the buttocks, breasts, and thighs on a woman, and the penis, testicles and buttocks on a man. Gropers might use their hands, but pressing any part of their body against another person can be considered groping. The incidence of groping varies around the world, and some countries have acquired a reputation for it. In some countries, it is common for a woman's buttocks to be pinched or slapped in a crowded area. In many countries, unwelcome groping or touching of any part of another person's body is illegal, but in almost all countries it is considered unacceptable behaviour. Italy used to have a reputation for men pinching women's bottoms, and the term groping could perhaps be applied, but it was not a common term at that time. Japan has a reputation for females being groped on trains and buses to the extent that the authorities have implemented anti-groping campaigns, which has received considerable media attention and been the subject of serious study in recent years.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. groping

    An old mode of catching trout by tickling them with the hands under rocks or banks. Shakspeare makes the clown in "Measure for Measure" say that Claudio's offence was-- "Groping for trouts in a peculiar river."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of groping in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of groping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of groping in a Sentence

  1. Mariann Wong:

    We look forward to proving defendant lied when he attacked Ms. Zervos for telling the truth about his unwanted sexual groping.

  2. Tina Johnson:

    You don't have the right to tell me what to do with my body, groping is a sexual assault. If you like it, that's fine, but there are a lot of women who don't.

  3. Wilbur Ross:

    We're groping here to see whether the facts warrant a more comprehensive solution that would deal with a very wide range of steel products and a very wide range of countries.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Some take a few seconds to understand the values of life and some take the entire values to understand the seconds of life. But, a large group people stranded in between these two poles just keep groping to understand or appreciate the human values and precious seconds of beautiful life.

  5. Helen Keller:

    My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.

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