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ˈsɜr tʃɪŋsearch·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. searching

    An inquisitive person is one who is bent on finding out all that can be found out by inquiry, especially of little and personal matters, and hence is generally meddlesome and prying. Inquisitive may be used in a good sense, tho in such connection inquiring is to be preferred; as, an inquiring mind. As applied to a state of mind, curious denotes a keen and rather pleasurable desire to know fully something to which one's attention has been called, but without the active tendency that inquisitive implies; a well-bred person may be curious to know, but will not be inquisitive in trying to ascertain, what is of interest in the affairs of another.

    curious, inquiring, inquisitive, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, peeping, prying, scrutinizing

    apathetic, careless, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested

    Inquisitive about, concerning, in regard to, regarding trifles.

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. inquisitory, probing, searchingadjective

    diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation

    "a probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their past dealings"

    probing, trenchant, inquisitory

    uninquisitive, unexploratory, unintelligent, unexplorative, nonexplorative, uninquiring, nonexploratory, stupid

  2. searching, trenchantadjective

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

    "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism"

    hard-hitting, distinct, probing, trenchant, inquisitory, clear-cut

    nonexploratory, uninquiring, stupid, unexplorative, nonexplorative, unexploratory, unintelligent, uninquisitive

  3. searchingadjective

    exploring thoroughly

    probing, trenchant, inquisitory

    unexplorative, nonexplorative, uninquiring, unintelligent, stupid, nonexploratory, uninquisitive, unexploratory

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scouring

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. searchingadjective

    penetrating, trying

  2. searchingadjective

    close, thorough

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "searching":

    search, combing, research, quest, seeking, searches, looking, finding

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  1. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    You are searching for Happiness outside, when in reality, it is inside! How will YOU ever find it?

  2. Kevin Steele:

    Since August 2019, a family has been searching for information about their missing son. Today, we shared with them the tragic details of his death and will be able to return his remains to them for a proper burial, this is yet another case of relationship violence that turned into a murder.

  3. Renee DiResta:

    Both real people and trolls are capitalizing on that mistrust to push conspiracy theories out to vulnerable audiences, this isn't just happening on Twitter. This is happening on Facebook, and this is happening on YouTube, where searching for vaccine information on social media returns a majority of anti-vaccine propaganda.

  4. Katey Sagal:

    He’s always thought probably more of me of an actor than I think of myself, so I think he kind of formed this part in his mind and I’m sure in some ways it’s my own searching and seeking and being that kind of person.

  5. Carmine Marceno:

    These are very, very difficult conditions, you're searching in areas that you just can't walk up and look. It's not like you're searching a house or a car. These areas are huge and they're covered by water.

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