searching

[sur-ching]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. search term,
  2. search warrant,
  3. search, right of,
  4. searchable,
  5. searcher,
  6. searchingly,
  7. searchless,
  8. searchlight,
  9. searcy,
  10. searing

Origin of searching

First recorded in 1570–80; search + -ing2

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British Dictionary definitions for searchingly

searching

adjective

keenly penetratinga searching look
Derived Formssearchingly, adverbsearchingness, noun

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