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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.
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searching

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

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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

searching

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

adj lookprüfend, forschend; questiondurchdringend, bohrend; examination, testgründlich; his questions became more searchinger stellte tiefer gehende Fragen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

searching

[ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ] adj (look) → indagatore/trice; (examination) → minuzioso/a; (question) → pressante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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While their mother was searching the house, Moppet and Mittens had got into mischief.
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Upon his countenance was the same strange, searching expression that had marked his scrutiny of each of the sailors he had first encountered.