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SEARCHING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does searching mean? 

SEARCHING (adjective)
  The adjective SEARCHING has 3 senses:

1. diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
2. having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
3. exploring thoroughly

  Familiarity information: SEARCHING used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEARCHING (adjective)


Sense 1searching [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation

Synonyms:

inquisitory; probing; searching

Context examples:

a probing inquiry / a searching investigation of their past dealings

Similar:

inquiring (given to inquiry)


Sense 2searching [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

Synonyms:

trenchant; searching

Context examples:

searching insights / trenchant criticism

Similar:

intelligent (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree)


Sense 3searching [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exploring thoroughly

Similar:

explorative; exploratory (serving in or intended for exploration or discovery)


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