Definition of searching in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsərCHiNG/


Thoroughly scrutinizing, especially in a disconcerting way: you have to ask yourselves some searching questions
More example sentences
  • Few tracks offer a most searching examination of a thoroughbred's ability, and potential.
  • That in turn begs searching questions about future investment and growth.
  • It was a searching question which he repeated four minutes later, when the same combination produced an identical result.
penetrating, piercing, probing, penetrative, keen, shrewd, sharp, intent



Pronunciation: /ˈsərCHiNGlē/
Example sentences
  • Rina looked hard and searchingly at me, but finally she sighed.
  • We must always question, honestly and searchingly, the wisdom of any war.
  • Nor is the symbolism explored as searchingly as it might be.

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Syllabification: search·ing

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