Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb search

4 senses of search

Sense 1
search, seek, look for -- (try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county")

Sense 2
search, look -- (search or seek; "We looked all day and finally found the child in the forest"; "Look elsewhere for the perfect gift!")
       => examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Sense 3
research, search, explore -- (inquire into; "the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project"; "He searched for information on his relatives on the web"; "Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness")
       => investigate, look into -- (investigate scientifically; "Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese")

Sense 4
search -- (subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys")
       => examine, see -- (observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country")

Antonyms of adj searching

3 senses of searching

Sense 1
inquisitory, probing, searching -- (diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their past dealings")

INDIRECT (VIA inquiring) -> uninquiring, uninquisitive -- (not inquiring)

Sense 2
searching, trenchant -- (having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA intelligent) -> unintelligent, stupid -- (lacking intelligence; "a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers")

Sense 3
searching -- (exploring thoroughly)

INDIRECT (VIA exploratory) -> nonexploratory, nonexplorative, unexploratory, unexplorative -- (not exploratory)

Similarity of adj searching

3 senses of searching

Sense 1
inquisitory, probing, searching -- (diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their past dealings")
       => inquiring (vs. uninquiring) -- (given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind")

Sense 2
searching, trenchant -- (having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism")
       => intelligent (vs. unintelligent) -- (having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question")

Sense 3
searching -- (exploring thoroughly)
       => exploratory (vs. nonexploratory), explorative -- (serving in or intended for exploration or discovery; "an exploratory operation"; "exploratory reconnaissance"; "digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico"; "exploratory talks between diplomats")

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