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searching

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəːtʃɪŋ
 
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Definition of searching in English:

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
observant, penetrating, piercing, probing, curious, discerning, incisive, keen, alert, perceptive, shrewd, sharp, intent, minute, thorough
penetrating, probing, incisive, inquisitive, analytic, deep, in-depth, enquiring

Derivatives

searchingly

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adverb
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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