probing

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

probing (comparative more probing, superlative most probing)

  1. That investigates or explores deeply; that attempts to elicit information that is concealed.
    He was unsettled by her probing questions.
    • 1953, Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel
      He was not sure he wanted too probing an inquiry into the state of his health.

Noun[edit]

probing (plural probings)

  1. The action of investigating or exploring.
    • 2016 June 11, Phil McNulty, “England 1-1 Russia”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Rooney was the subject of some mischievous probing from the Russia media before the game as they suggested his retreat into midfield was a measure of his declining powers.

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Verb[edit]

probing

  1. present participle of probe

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