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English definition of “searching”

searching

adjective uk   /ˈsɜː.tʃɪŋ/ us    /ˈsɝː-/
intended to find out the often hidden truth about something: I think we need to ask some searching questions about how the money has been spent.Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
searchingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of searching from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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