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searching

[sur-ching] /ˈsɜr tʃɪŋ/
adjective
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.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; search + -ing2
Related forms
searchingly, adverb
searchingness, noun
self-searching, adjective, noun
unsearching, adjective
unsearchingly, adverb
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searching

/ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
keenly penetrating a searching look
Derived Forms
searchingly, adverb
searchingness, noun
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