Definition of searching in English:

searching

Syllabification: search·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsərCHiNG
 
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adjective

  • 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.
    Synonyms
    penetrating, piercing, probing, penetrative, keen, shrewd, sharp, intent

Derivatives

searchingly

adverb
More 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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