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searching

adjective
     
search‧ing [only before noun]
1 intended to find out all the facts about something
searching questions/investigation/examination etc
Interviewees need to be ready for some searching questions.
2

searching look/glance/gaze

a look from someone who is trying to find out as much as possible about someone else's thoughts and feelings:
She avoided his long searching look.
searchingly adverb

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