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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. Sanjeet Singh-Saluja:

    This is a decision made after many weeks of soul searching and many sleepless nights. This is a very difficult decision for us, and one we feel is necessary in this time of need, this is a decision that has left me with great sadness, and I truly mourn the loss of something that has been a major part of my identity.

  2. Heather Zichal:

    He will build a new climate coalition, unions and environmentalists are searching for common ground. We can't drive a common agenda unless we work together.

  3. Joshua Nowlan:

    I assumed it had to be the shooter, from his stance ... He was walking around, and I can see him pointing the gun in a circular motion that looked like he was searching for more people ... I was terribly scared, my thought process was that he was searching for other people and that he was going to start going row by row, and that anybody he would see in that row who was still moving, he would shoot.

  4. Alison Gilbert:

    Ben Jerry’s flavor gurus are always searching for new, fun and quirky ways to make eating ice cream extraordinary, it has all of the ridgey goodness of their more crispy cousins, but is slightly less sweet.

  5. Zak Williams:

    It was a period for him of intense searching and frustration, it’s just devastating.

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