searching

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searching

  1. present participle of search

Adjective[edit]

searching (comparative more searching, superlative most searching)

  1. (of an investigation, etc.) Thorough.
  2. Looking over closely; penetrating; severe.
    a searching gaze; searching criticism

Noun[edit]

searching (plural searchings)

  1. search; hunt
    • 2007 November 4, Mark Oppenheimer, “The Turning of an Atheist”, in New York Times[1]:
      Depending on whom you ask, Antony Flew is either a true convert whose lifelong intellectual searchings finally brought him to God or a senescent scholar possibly being exploited by his associates.

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