Dictionary.com

searching

[ sur-ching ]
/ ˈsɜr tʃɪŋ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: searching / searchingly on Thesaurus.com

adjective
examining carefully or thoroughly: a searching inspection.
acutely observant or penetrating: a searching glance; a searching mind.
piercing or sharp: a searching wind.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of searching

First recorded in 1570–80; search + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM searching

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use searching in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for searching

searching
/ (ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ) /

adjective
keenly penetratinga searching look

Derived forms of searching

searchingly, adverbsearchingness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK