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Synonyms for searching
ˈsɜr tʃɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inquisitory, probing, searching(adj)

    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, trenchant(adj)

    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. searching(adj)

    exploring thoroughly

    probing, trenchant, inquisitory

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

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. scouring

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. searching(a.)

    penetrating, trying

  2. searching(a.)

    close, thorough

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "searching":

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

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How to use searching in a sentence?

  1. Chief David Brown:

    (An officer), during the searching, almost tripped over it. If he had touched it, he wouldn't have survived.

  2. President Vladimir Putin:

    We will be searching for a strategic partner who understands and knows that one should not be greedy while buying, let's say, 19 percent of shares in Rosneft, that (partner) should not pay attention to the current share price but should look into the future.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    When the news makes too much noise especially upon hitting headlines, be wise to realise the hidden truth and lies by searching if it is a big win for democracy or just hypocrisy behind all supporting voice.

  4. Molly Snyder:

    We really took a pause and looked at what made sense in our stores, where does it make sense online and where is it unnecessary, one of the top ways people shopped online is by searching by gender. We wanted to make sure our site and stores are easy to shop, and follow a logical path for people.

  5. Renee DiResta:

    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.

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