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searching adj
1 diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their past dealings" [syn: inquisitory, probing]
2 having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism" [syn: trenchant]
3 exploring thoroughly

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Pronunciation

Verb

searching
  1. present participle of search

Adjective

  1. (of an investigation, etc.) thorough

Extensive Definition

Searching and search can refer to the following:

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searching in German: Durchsuchung
searching in French: Recherche (homonymie)
searching in Korean: 검색
searching in Hebrew: חיפוש
searching in Japanese: サーチ
searching in Russian: Поиск
searching in Sindhi: وڪيپيڊيا:مضمون ڪيئن ڳولجي؟
searching in Yiddish: זוכן
searching in Chinese: 搜索

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

chase, cynegetic, delving, digging, dogging, domiciliary visit, dragnet, exploration, fishing, follow, follow-up, following, forage, frisk, halieutic, house-search, hue and cry, hunt, hunting, in full cry, in hot pursuit, in pursuit, in search of, loaded for bear, looking for, nosy, out for, out for bear, perquisition, piscatorial, piscatory, poking, posse, probe, probing, prosecution, prying, pursuance, pursuant, pursuing, pursuit, quest, questing, ransacking, rummage, search, search party, search warrant, search-and-destroy operation, seeking, shadowing, stalk, stalking, still hunt, tracking, tracking down, trailing, turning over
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