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adjective as in hard-to-please

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This Dodgers title, clinched Tuesday with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 of the World Series, will be scrutinized and weighed.

Nervous voters are scrutinizing every word of the absentee voting instructions, and scolding public officials when they find something inadequate.

Now the Department of Justice is scrutinizing all three deals, each involving a startup selling to an older and larger incumbent.

From Fortune

Last month, a group of 25 experts from academia, civil rights, politics, and journalism announced they were creating an ad-hoc group to scrutinize Facebook’s oversight board, calling themselves “The Real Facebook Oversight Board.”

From Vox

Pacers Showgirls appears to have done much more than that in recent months and is now being scrutinized by the city and county health officials, a county spokesman told VOSD.

This season is all about monitoring posture, scrutinizing sun exposure, even exploring the health of a pet.

Scrutinizing the lines on your face, she strokes your cheek and asks if your boss is working you too hard.

But scrutinizing all these electoral trees misses the broader, ideological forest.

Most of them remain chained to their smartphones, scrutinizing the market to alleviate deal-making withdrawal symptoms.

But scrutinizing Walking Dead fans have picked up on signs of something darker going on at the “sanctuary for all.”

Mildred Wallace, scrutinizing the program, merely drew her wrap closer about her shoulders and sat more erect.

The prisoner bent a scrutinizing glance around, and then looked again boldly at the speaker.

It seemed utterly useless to Bates, for what could possibly be gained from scrutinizing the floor where the dead man had lain?

Two hours later the doctor was bending over her, anxiously scrutinizing her passive face.

The most scrutinizing gaze at this moment could not have detected a hostile uniform along the coast.


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On this page you'll find 146 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scrutinizing, such as: inquisitive, interested, analytical, disquisitive, examining, and impertinent.

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