groping

groping
gropingly, adv.
/groh"ping/, adj.
1. moving or going about clumsily or hesitantly; stumbling.
2. showing or reflecting a desire to understand, esp. something that proves puzzling: a groping scrutiny; a groping expression.
[1300-50; ME; see GROPE, -ING2]

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