Etymology
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searching (adj.)

early 15c., "complete" (implied in searchingly), present-participle adjective from search (v.). The sense of "engaged in seeking," hence also "keen, penetrating" (of gazes, etc.) is by 1570s.

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Definitions of searching

searching (adj.)
diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation;
a searching investigation of their past dealings
Synonyms: inquisitory / probing
searching (adj.)
having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect;
searching insights
Synonyms: trenchant
searching (adj.)
exploring thoroughly;
From wordnet.princeton.edu