Definition of searching adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɜːtʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrtʃɪŋ//
[usually before noun]
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(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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: searching