searching

[ sur-ching ]
/ ˈsɜr tʃɪŋ /

adjective

examining carefully or thoroughly: a searching inspection.
acutely observant or penetrating: a searching glance; a searching mind.
piercing or sharp: a searching wind.

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Origin of searching

First recorded in 1570–80; search + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for searching

searching
/ (ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ) /

adjective

keenly penetratinga searching look

Derived forms of searching

searchingly, adverbsearchingness, noun
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