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Synonyms for searching
ˈsɜr tʃɪŋsearch·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Contribution

  1. scouring

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. searchingadjective

    penetrating, trying

  2. searchingadjective

    close, thorough

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "searching":

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

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  1. The NTSB:

    After five more days of searching with CURV-21, it was determined that the VDR could not be located.

  2. Paul Morozzo:

    BP is fuelling a climate emergency that threatens millions of lives and the future of the living world, the science is clear - we must stop searching for new oil and gas if we want a liveable planet. BP must clean up or clear out.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Before searching, seeking, judging, and testing others' loyalty, be loyal, and examine yourself first; consequently, the need for such espionage practice becomes unnecessary.

  4. Jerome Taylor:

    We will continue searching in this area and expand out until we find Heidi Renae Todd.

  5. Tom Wemett:

    I've been in traditional offices, watching someone go through listings, he immediately checks to see what they're offered, and threw away two or three listings that might have been perfect for their client. The buyer doesn't know any different, unless they're searching on Zillow or Trulia and says' why didn't you show me this one ?'.

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