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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gropingadjective

    acting with uncertainty or hesitance or lack of confidence

    "a groping effort to understand"

Wiktionary

  1. gropingnoun

    An act of groping; a grope.

Wikipedia

  1. Groping

    In a sexual context, groping is the act of intentionally touching another person in a sexual manner without their consent. The term generally has a negative connotation in many societies, and the activity may be considered sexual assault or otherwise unacceptable. Touching a consenting person's body during sexual activity, a massage, or a 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, vulva, 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 practice of women being subjected to a pat down by officers, such as customs or security officers at airports, is controversial. Such behaviour by public officials requires a clear legal authorization. Toucherism, considered a paraphilia, is a practice of a person touching another non-consenting person with their hands, typically in crowds, for their own sexual pleasure. Groping may be featured in pornographic films.

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  1. groping

    Groping refers to the act of touching or feeling someone's body in a sexual manner, typically without their consent. It involves the use of hands or fingers to touch another individual's intimate or sensitive areas, such as their breasts, buttocks, or genitals. Groping is considered a form of sexual harassment or assault and is illegal in many jurisdictions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Groping

    of Grope

Wikidata

  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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Numerology

  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. Peter Toumbekis:

    We believe that the video unequivocally will show that Cuba committed absolutely no crime and we expect Gooding Jr. groping case to be dismissed in one day.

  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. Eric Hoffer:

    Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping. We see our past achievements as the end results of a clean forward thrust, and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay.

  4. Chile Juan Carlos Cruz:

    I saw Karadima and Juan Barros kissing and touching each other. The groping generally came from Karadima touching Barros' genitals.

  5. Andrew McCarthy:

    I don't believe Cuomo would pardon himself, because the groping crime he’s under investigation for in the Commission complaint is (a) considered a misdemeanor and not very serious (i.e., it’s not considered felony sexual assault), and (b) he has vigorously denied the allegation and a pardon would be tantamount to a confession of guilt.

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