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search·ing

 (sûr′chĭng)
adj.
1. Examining closely or thoroughly; probing: a searching investigation of their past dealings.
2. Keenly observant: searching insights.

search′ing·ly adv.

searching

(ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ)
adj
keenly penetrating: a searching look.
ˈsearchingly adv
ˈsearchingness n

search•ing

(ˈsɜr tʃɪŋ)

adj.
1. examining carefully or thoroughly: a searching inspection.
2. acutely observant or penetrating: a searching glance; a searching mind.
3. piercing or sharp: a searching wind.
[1570–80]
search′ing•ly, adv.
search′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.searching - diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their past dealings"
inquiring - given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind"
2.searching - having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellectsearching - having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism"
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
3.searching - exploring thoroughly
explorative, exploratory - serving in or intended for exploration or discovery; "an exploratory operation"; "exploratory reconnaissance"; "digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico"; "exploratory talks between diplomats"

searching

Translations
zkoumavý
fürkészõ
rannsakandi
skúmavý
araştırıcımeraklı

searching

[ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ] ADJ [look, glance] → inquisitivo; [eyes] → penetrante; [question, mind] → perspicaz; [examination] → exhaustivo; [test] → duro
you need to ask yourself some searching questionste hace falta hacerte de verdad ciertas preguntas

searching

[ˈsɜːrtʃɪŋ] adj
[look, question] → pénétrant(e)
[examination] → minutieux/euse

searching

adj lookprüfend, forschend; questiondurchdringend, bohrend; examination, testgründlich; his questions became more searchinger stellte tiefer gehende Fragen

searching

[ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ] adj (look) → indagatore/trice; (examination) → minuzioso/a; (question) → pressante

search

(səːtʃ) verb
1. (often with for) to look for something by careful examination. Have you searched through your pockets thoroughly?; I've been searching for that book for weeks.
2. (of the police etc) to examine, looking for eg stolen goods. He was taken to the police station, searched and questioned.
noun
an act of searching. His search did not take long.
ˈsearcher noun
ˈsearching adjective
trying to find out the truth by careful examination. He gave me a searching look.
ˈsearchingly adverb
ˈsearchlight noun
a strong light with a beam that can be turned in any direction, used eg to see enemy aeroplanes in the sky.
search party
a group of people looking for a missing person. When the climbers failed to return, a search party was sent out.
search warrant
a warrant giving legal permission to the police to search a house etc.
in search of
searching for. We went in search of a restaurant.
References in classic literature ?
Jo skipped up, and sitting on the top step, affected to be searching for her book, but was really wondering how best to introduce the dangerous object of her visit.
The article seems to be written with an idea of interesting scientists and research societies, so that they will raise money to conduct a searching expedition.
It was Robert, surrounded by a troop of children, searching for them.
For a single instant his searching and yet wary glance met the wondering look of the other, and then changing its direction, partly in cunning, and partly in disdain, it remained fixed, as if penetrating the distant air.
To make sure, they each began to scrimmage; the broken-spirited Christie exhibiting both alacrity and penetration in searching obscure corners.
He now dug into the poor clergyman's heart, like a miner searching for gold; or, rather, like a sexton delving into a grave, possibly in quest of a jewel that had been buried on the dead man's bosom, but likely to find nothing save mortality and corruption.
But the captain, having some unusual reason for believing that rare good luck awaited him in those latitudes; and therefore being very averse to quit them, and the leak not being then considered at all dangerous, though, indeed, they could not find it after searching the hold as low down as was possible in rather heavy weather, the ship still continued her cruisings, the mariners working at the pumps at wide and easy intervals; but no good luck came; more days went by, and not only was the leak yet undiscovered, but it sensibly increased.
Upon searching, it was found that the casks last struck into the hold were perfectly sound, and that the leak must be further off.
Christmas was almost come; and because the snow still held, and the searching cold, morning after morning Jurgis hall carried his wife to her post, staggering with her through the darkness; until at last, one night, came the end.
Her face was thin, and rather sharp in its outlines; the lips compressed, like those of a person who is in the habit of making up her mind definitely on all subjects; while the keen, dark eyes had a peculiarly searching, advised movement, and travelled over everything, as if they were looking for something to take care of.
I had not sup- posed he would move in the matter while I was away; and so I had not mapped out a scheme for determining the merits of officers; I had only remarked that it would be wise to submit every candidate to a sharp and searching examination; and privately I meant to put together a list of military qualifications that no- body could answer to but my West Pointers.
I know the art of searching for a trail, and I know the stale track from the fresh.