Clinging vs Leechlike - What's the difference?

clinging | leechlike |


As a verb clinging

is .

As a noun clinging

is the act of one who clings.

As an adjective leechlike is

resembling a leech or some aspect of one; clinging, parasitic.

clinging

Verb

(head)
  • Synonyms

    * (noun) * (adjective)

    Noun

    (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.

    leechlike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a leech or some aspect of one; clinging, parasitic.