(of a look, a question, etc.) trying to find out the truth about something; thorough and serious a searching investigation/analysis/examination He gave her a long,searching look. The police asked him some searching questions.adjectivejump to other results
NAmE//ˈsərtʃɪŋ//[usually before noun]
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adverb She looked at him searchingly.