Adhering vs Clinging - What's the difference?

adhering | clinging |

As verbs the difference between adhering and clinging

is that adhering is while clinging is .

As a noun clinging is

the act of one who clings.




  • clinging


  • Synonyms

    * (noun) * (adjective)


    (en noun)
  • The act of one who clings.
  • * 2013 , Lawrence C. Becker, ?Charlotte B. Becker, Encyclopedia of Ethics (page 217)
  • The mind ascribes characters to things. It can become attached in the process, the attachment taking such forms as erroneous thoughts and clingings , and the Buddha-nature thereby becomes defiled in the way that the sun may be obscured by clouds or a mirror by dust.