Synonym of searching

Alternative for searching

searches, searched, searching

Synonym: explore, hunt, look for, seek,

Adjective

Thoroughly scrutinizing or inquisitive, especially in a disconcerting way
probing inquisitive investigative penetrating piercing analytic explorative deep enquiring exploratory inquiring investigational pointed quizzical thorough minute fact-finding in-depth curious questioning examining interested prying intrusive nosy analytical inquisitorial snoopy scrutinizing interrogative scrutinising meddling interfering meddlesome inspecting peering impertinent prurient tampering peeping disquisitive intrigued catechistic puzzled speculative snooping nosey officious spying eavesdropping presumptuous busy busybody inquisitory nebby personal burning with curiosity incisive sharp interviewing interrogational cross-examining obtrusive pushy intruding research querying presuming protrusive quizzing pushing investigating undercover inspective researching exploring intermeddling catechistical trial experimental dying to know tentative empirical preliminary provisional test pilot wondering doubtful investigatory outward-looking studious heuristic Socratic over-curious agog over-interested nosy-parkering nosy-parker big-eyed forward poking challenging keen sifting importunate interrupting pragmatic gossipy butting in voyeuristic nosing pondering interloping meddlesomeness nosiness interruptive interference bumptious bustling speculating annoying busybodied overbearing bossy self-important overzealous opinionated dictatorial guessing invasive unwanted self-assertive overbusy domineering mischievous unwelcome trespassing disturbing encumbering troublesome kibitzing hindering obstructive impeding chiseling interposing rude fussy bureaucratic uncalled-for chiselling insensitive unpleasant protruding upsetting indiscreet enthusiastic fascinated excited eager moved attentive captivated riveted gripped engrossed absorbed affected intent stimulated focused enticed inspired entranced enthused hooked inspirited ambitious roused desirous avid ardent impressed focussed beady-eyed

Adjective

Characterized by conscientious attention to details
close careful detailed rigorous thorough assiduous attentive concentrated conscientious diligent meticulous painstaking focussed focused intent minute alert intense keen methodical scrupulous punctilious sedulous particular fussy strict industrious religious laborious ultra-careful studious elaborate hard-working persevering accurate pedantic exacting correct loving exact unflagging fastidious heedful busy persistent constant demanding tied-up active engaged hopping employed bustling working occupied tireless zealous plugging precise thoroughgoing dedicated punctual nice strenuous finicky faithful picky persnickety by the numbers by the book unremitting determined swotty reliable tough complete dependable upright untiring indefatigable unwearied steady deliberate walking on eggs playing safe minding p's and q's hanging in heart and soul into hanging tough grinding whiz orderly provident exhaustive judicious thoughtful circumspect intensive full cautious solid regardful concerned prim observant selfdisciplined chary going to great lengths discreet pernickety perfectionist in-depth eager beaver earnest conscionable fussbudget stickler systematic delicate finical nitpicking dainty overnice finicking efficient choosy fine regular critical choosey particularized blow-by-blow itemized fussbudgety unerring old-maidish tenacious circumstantial hair-splitting nit-picky refined ordered unwavering rigid dogged explicit pinpoint particularised itemised formal discriminating comprehensive faultless steadfast proper mathematical unrelenting over-particular clocklike faddy structured planned hairline stringent disciplined literal spot-on businesslike skilful skillful driven committed unmistakable veridical difficult uncompromising defined perfect selective organized eager operose overcritical unswerving pass-remarkable severe right true pertinacious faddish enterprising clear-cut stickling hard to please purposeful matter-of-fact over-fastidious nit-picking difficult to please logical methodized methodic hairsplitting fiddly tidy fixed expeditious well organized neat definite spot on on the mark bang on on the button organised together effective on the nose well-regulated systematical well ordered all-out soup to nuts all-embracing all the way royal plenty all-inclusive whole-hog sweeping full-dress absolute slam-bang from A to Z watchful concentrating listening topical intrinsic controlled carping microscopic aggressive resolute choicy stilted decorous stiff stiff-necked ceremonious starchy appropriate actual tricky sticklerish rough restless ambitious wholehearted passionate bold duteous overprecise assertive civil seemly formalistic conventional overconscientious overscrupulous polite courteous complex complicated thoroughpaced overdelicate hypercritical sure daring forceful radical militant squeamish precision right on good eye white-glove subtle crossing the t's dotting the i's stern firm harsh ultra-fine exquisite fine-drawn dead on incorrupted finespun winning superior nuanced nifty inflexible unyielding lethal deadly inch-perfect on target well aimed professional captious queasy impossible to please prompt timely tight unbending routine systematized coherent specialized specialised authentic veracious relentless authoritative easily disgusted very careful workaday practical well-ordered inexhaustible truthful factual well planned systematised well regulated well thought out errorless unwearying patient competent unambiguous specific never-tiring enthusiastic dynamic definitive flawless certain immediate seasonable on time early speedy lifelike fair convincing realistic practised slick infallible scholarly well researched energetic weariless unshakeable indomitable unfaltering just genuine recurrent in good time on the dot periodic cyclic quick ready slogging persisting plodding veristic verisimilar single-minded vigorous unsinkable remorseless hell-bent ironclad unflinching inexorable pragmatic deft sharp discriminative true to life concrete scientific distinct error-free to schedule in time on schedule when expected well timed telling it like it is on the nail fact-based on the beam word-perfect ultraprecise as it really happened bound and determined nose to grindstone stop at nothing dead set on practiced accomplished well-organized serious hardworking spot on time under the wire direct bang on time well reasoned well informed well argued

Adjective

Looking for

Adjective

Difficult, tough
testing difficult challenging tough demanding exacting arduous taxing trying hard formidable rigorous strenuous Augean backbreaking effortful grueling gruelling heavy hellacious herculean killer laborious moiling murderous pick-and-shovel rough rugged severe stiff stressful sweaty tall toilsome uphill wearing onerous exhausting burdensome punishing tiring harsh back-breaking fatiguing oppressive wearisome brutal excruciating exigent wearying Herculean killing hellish grievous crushing knackering troublesome draining weighty sapping grinding operose fierce tedious labored laboured bothersome harrowing torturous grim tiresome stringent irksome painful debilitating daunting bruising unsparing ambitious toilful tortuous traumatic ponderous energy-consuming no picnic agonizing hairy enervating unremitting vigorous cruel unbearable agonising painstaking unpleasant tricky frustrating pressured fraught forbidding persnickety colossal thorny extreme shattering depleting galling relentless intolerable sticky nerve-racking tough going unforgiving hectic worrying crippling intense mighty upstream intimidating cumbersome hefty vexing unyielding gargantuan distressing vexatious exasperating uncomfortable mean titanic imperious staggering serious distressful wicked really hard very hard slavish difficile tense awful anxious immoderate bitter hardhanded inhuman searing immense upsetting murder backbreaker agitating steep jarring gigantic pressing impossible solemn boring merciless prohibitive worksome a stinker of a anxiety-ridden unreasonable stretching strict exorbitant excessive prodigious unfair strained worrisome withering superincumbent unrelenting overwhelming dour austere bad unrelaxing embittering thoroughgoing Sisyphean monumental dogged aggravating hypercritical thorough precise critical careful nit-picking spartan despotic domineering mammoth drastic slow major knotty unjust wretched very difficult pestilent tight large order heavy sledding no piece of cake exerting protracted lengthy hardworking disturbing by the book nagging racking shocking chastening insufferable ominous problematic hard-won not easy ferocious savage dicey hazardous easier said than done high-impact torturesome unendurable drudgy vicious marathon troubling unnerving high-pressure problem tormenting like getting blood out of a stone almighty scabrous uphill battle discomforting horrible rotten ghastly foul dreadful horrid vile terrible horrendous abominable appalling atrocious disagreeable nasty frightful time-consuming frantic chaotic active eventful frenzied frenetic lively grotty lousy beastly turbulent restless energetic from hell flustering full tumultuous animated riotous madhouse furious tireless bustling wild full on unruly spirited action-packed rowdy bumpy raucous busy a bummer of a hostile disquieting dire inconvenient bleak annoying awkward depressing unsettling unfavourable foreboding sinister threatening grave unfavorable irritating disconcerting discouraging adverse gloomy frightening hurtful enervative dark unfortunate perturbing dismaying troublous dangerous disruptive dismal provoking harassing alarming miserable discomposing disadvantageous consequential violent discommoding embarrassing startling harmful perplexing woeful intrusive impeding injurious aggressive sad damaging calamitous disastrous regrettable tragic impressive unlucky heartbreaking inhospitable unfriendly stark weary comfortless intractable creepy hopeless heartrending desolate detrimental inauspicious black unwelcome pessimistic ruinous prophetic uncertain unpropitious destructive ugly inimical menacing bold afflictive inopportune poor stormy grandiose daring straitened heart-rending industrious fractious unkind extravagant lamentable lofty undisciplined disorderly tortured intemperate inclement unpromising unmanageable untoward horrifying afflicting displeasing intensive cheerless drudging distasteful unpalatable importunate uneasy confronting cataclysmic sombre large-scale deleterious disheartening catastrophic pernicious noxious joyless objectionable negative ruthless tragical chilling doleful nocuous somber troubled baneful unhealthy unwholesome deadly morose glum gray grey nightmarish morbid perilous messy prejudicial malefic malignant ill-fated undesirable mournful precarious huge physical massive rumbustious prostrating powerful responsible punitive inexorable heart-pumping forceful heroic courageous Spartan bare-bones barren overburdening a nuisance uncharitable an imposition nail-biting nervous nerve-wracking overtaxing overpowering plodding headache disappointing carking horrific tempestuous revolting loathsome diligent niggling maddening infuriating execrable gruesome complex complicated profound confused concentrated abstruse te recondite fearsome plaguy pestiferous concerning pestilential grisly macabre clumsy contrived artificial leaden terrifying unwelcoming pesky unsettled monstrous charged pitiless oppressed impoverished poverty-stricken infestive ungovernable repressive affected overdone forced studied sobering big considerable peracute significant life-threatening acute audacious tickly discomfiting heightened untimely hair-raising dreary grand elaborate intrepid prickly dolorous poignant undermining unsafe insidious lethal incendiary imperilling toxic subversive malicious imperiling unrealistic pretentious visionary itchy incommodious distressed scratchy inept overwrought unnatural maladroit unadvantageous deplorable causing discomfort ill-fitting yukky unhappy sour yucky uncongenial unlovely unpleasing unsavory magnificent cursed jinxed improbable ballsy brash idealistic unfeasible icky sore remorseless mortifying great cataclysmal fatal fanciful unreal full of problems beset by problems unsavoury offensive boisterous troublemaking hard-pressed lurid shadowy discommodious full of hardship doubtful ill-omened treacherous direful ill-boding parlous jeopardous apocalyptic rocky very bad unlikely devastating damning uninviting gut-wrenching belligerent contumacious lawbreaking thuggish pugnacious unrestrained ill-timed infelicitous catastrophal far-fetched chill dreich murky sunless forlorn disconsolate drab darkening plutonian portentous lugubrious sullen tenebrous godforsaken saturnine drear lonesome depressive Cimmerian tenebrific elegiac cold sepulchral funereal lonely elegiacal cloudy evil two-fisted anarchic lawless fateful hard-hearted difficult to achieve melancholy radge too bad cancerous malign maleficent poisonous mischievous baleful iniquitous cantankerous reprobate nocent ill uncompromising perfectionist clamorous judgmental obstinate disapproving fussy dictatorial overbearing inflexible overexacting unamenable unaccommodating querulous insistent cavilling unbending hardheaded quibbling disparaging obdurate needy possessive hairsplitting caviling firm sticklerish faultfinding overscrupulous censuring cavillous stubborn unflinching demeaning cynical tyrannical carping censorious high-maintenance over-rigorous hard-line over-strict hard to please over-exacting fault-finding hard to satisfy over-censorious over-particular

Adjective

Decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something
crucial critical key pivotal decisive climacteric deciding testing determining important momentous settling trying big central consequential fundamental influential major psychological significant vital weighty epoch-making far-reaching historic life-and-death acute clamorous desperate dire imperative climatic insistent showdown touchy now or never hanging by thread on thin ice touch and go principal essential chief paramount prime main primary cardinal leading necessary foremost basic serious predominant premier dominant capital first preeminent supreme indispensable core urgent overriding grave outstanding considerable great all-important focal master pre-eminent arch substantial intrinsic grand primal portentous number one elemental earnest high-priority prominent ultimate requisite final material ruling salient greatest elementary overbearing staple conclusive numero uno integral overmastering profound rudimentary underlying fateful number-one top highest solemn sovereign meaningful somber lead sombre severe sovran heavyweight sober needed of consequence of moment of significance of great consequence definitive notable exigent of great importance head sedate staid quintessential of great import prior root noteworthy monumental humourless humorless radical must-have foundational eventful no laughing matter earth-shattering no joke prevailing uppermost basal no-nonsense life and death big deal presiding required remarkable heavy commanding apocalyptic rudimental constitutional supereminent topmost underlined uncomic absolute earthshaking high certain relevant major league exciting defining striking powerful constitutive mandatory telling heavy-duty conspicuous seminal necessitous forceful signal inherent original determinative strategic memorable utmost beginning controlling introductory much tectonic keynote big-time appreciable burning creative dramatic prerequisite hefty pertinent meat-and-potatoes formative high-level action-packed arresting compulsory obligatory unlucky decided noticeable pronounced operative settled fatal climactic earth-shaking causal world-shaking world-shattering obvious marked ingrained structural innate special impressive star stellar overruling eminent particular sizable tough difficult sensational headline landmark primitive mighty abecedarian pressing especial extraordinary arch- hard potent needful big league front-page maximum deep bottom-line newsworthy exceptional vitally important earthshattering last clear nucleus responsible shaping evaluative king active predestined foreordained inevitable doomed destined lively busy full standard developmental constructive best axial applicable senior strongest ill-fated doomful direful inauspicious ominous resultful prevalent everything champion effective simple initiative super event-filled strenuous No. 1 determinant good stipulated popular hectic alpha apposite germane fitting nitty-gritty characteristic substantive of prime importance of greatest importance interesting natural super colossal mammoth valuable elevated second-to-none glum constituent determined appropriate apropos apt in demand moving intrusive projecting protruding famous arrestive jutting obtrusive stern component connected actual wanted right-hand gloomy dour grim primordial organic initial concluding finishing closing ending definite chad austere indicative topical quiet downbeat sad all important at the heart of imperious trenchant authoritative compelling cold sober buzzworthy large-scale large stirring gripping riveting peak culminating hair-raising apocalyptical thrilling called for transcendental sublime categorical distinguished incisive innovative matter of life and death strong distinctive preponderant rare resonant impactful unforgettable intense worthy of attention carrying a lot of weight quantum uncommon generous imposing milestone glaring extensive unusual extreme unordinary ponderable glorious emphatic sustaining axiomatic axiological supporting deep-seated substratal substrative grass-roots theoretical bottom underived groundlaying empyrean empyreal crisp peremptory noted trusted reputable celebrated illustrious imaginative groundbreaking crowning climatical climactical out of the ordinary of note of substance litmus test much needed very important life-or-death of the utmost importance of the essence honoured noble top-ranking superior pioneering productive ground-breaking epochal high profile honourable well known top-notch high-powered honorable highly regarded major-league high-ranking honored high-up big time big-league top-drawer of high standing germinal inspiring inspirational generative life-changing puissant skookum of importance most important most prominent most influential

Adjective

Quick to notice or perceive things
observant alert attentive watchful sharp-eyed vigilant eagle-eyed mindful awake heedful keen-eyed sharp wide-awake concentrating hawk-eyed perceptive quick Argus-eyed aware beady-eyed careful focussed focused open-eyed regardful tentie tenty on guard advertent alive bright clear-sighted comprehending considering contemplating correct deducing detecting discerning discovering discriminating eager intelligent intentive interested keen observative on the lookout penetrating questioning sensitive surveying understanding on the ball on the qui vive not missing a trick on your toes with eyes like a hawk on one's toes wary on the alert circumspect cautious chary guarded cagey all ears prudent considerate leery prepared ready on your guard gingerly safe wide awake on the watch thoughtful on tiptoe conservative on the job canny scrupulous noticing wise discreet paying attention observing wakeful gimlet-eyed judicious apprehensive acute calculating sharp-sighted with eyes peeled politic conscientious deliberate intent diligent unsleeping wired suspicious rigorous rapt active punctilious assiduous perceiving provident listening carefully conscious sleepless lynx-eyed seeing bright-eyed and bushy-tailed heads up fast on the draw keeping a weather eye on things insomniac heeding watching painstaking meticulous waking studious astir thorough hip precise accurate particular fastidious fussy concerned sagacious exact agog anxious measured strict nice methodical clever spirited finicky sensible reserved religious softly-softly persnickety perfectionist exacting laborious pernickety switched on psyched up attending precautious playing safe with it good hands with weather eye open keeping a weather eye on walking on eggs looking to keen-sighted civil with one's eyes open on alert keeping your eyes peeled looking for watching one's step watching out on toes thinking twice with one's eyes skinned waiting on handling with kid gloves keeping on one's toes dutiful respectful hooked glued protective unhurried keeping one's eyes skinned deferent deferential taking notice noting insomnious perky defensive sage expectant quick-witted duteous arrect having eyes in the back of your head with one's eyes opened fully awake wide-eyed agile astute responsive percipient reticent diplomatic tactful restless aroused awakened restive keeping one's eyes peeled keeping a weather eye open keeping one's eyes open listening hesitant tentative perspicacious committed earnest deep restrained shrewd suspecting forethoughtful regarding not sleeping insomnolent all there whip-smart reckful belt-and-braces hedging one's bets with reservations walking on egg shells with one's eyes peeled taking it slow playing one's cards close to one's chest excited stirring up lucid knowing roused cognizant strategic close-lipped upon one's guard clued up with your wits about you on top of vital on the stick lively quick off the mark quick on the uptake clued-in doubting unwasteful saving sly frugal thrifty sparing judgmatic close-mouthed judgmatical tossing and turning kid-glove delicate X-ray eye not missing much jazzed having foresight like a clam moderate controlled reasonable temperate noncommittal on lookout worldly-wise not rash ultra-careful up and about detailed mathematical pedantic hair-splitting stiff finical stiff-necked proper nitpicking ceremonious stilted formal decorous starchy demanding overnice right on good eye overconscientious overscrupulous polite seemly conscionable punctual formalistic courteous conventional sedulous exhaustive orderly industrious faithful dedicated full intensive solid prim elaborate thoroughgoing picky selfdisciplined loving strenuous by the book in-depth by the numbers going to great lengths distrustful economical close mean sceptical dubious mistrustful doubtful parsimonious stingy disturbed miserly skeptical unsettled zealous scrimping shy reluctant spare skimping penny-pinching cost-effective efficient money-saving time-saving work-saving troubled avaricious penurious on the rims practical meager curmudgeonly tight prudential penny-wise closefisted unsure uncertain iffy without sleep meagre on edge solicitous jealous mistrusting economizing worried non-committal untrusting skittish broken fitful unable to sleep vague unrevealing forehanded abstemious uncomfortable out of bed up and around careful with money economising overcareful overcautious uneasy loath afraid nervous averse disinclined jumpy fidgeting antsy fidgety edgy inhibited constrained unconvinced cynical disbelieving unbelieving undecided strung out hopeful anticipatory trustless jaundiced negativistic incredulous having reservations without faith hinky quizzical in doubt not born yesterday wondering without belief breathless waiting expecting awaiting anticipant anticipating agape on tenterhooks Scotch raring hoping anticipative in suspense keyed up with bated breath on pins and needles waiting with bated breath

Noun

Computer data storage and retrieval

Verb

(followed by for) Present participle for to attempt or try

Verb

(a person) Present participle for to inspect or examine

Antonym of searching

searching Idiom, Proverb

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