appraising

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adjective ap·prais·ing \ə-ˈprā-ziŋ\

Definition of appraising

  1. :  making or expressing a critical judgment or evaluation an appraising eye Her appraising eyes measured him. — Robert Cormier “He's a good boy,” she said, casting a sternly appraising look down her rather bony nose at Neville, “but he hasn't got his father's talent, I'm afraid to say.” — J. K. Rowling

appraisingly

adverb For some minutes he had been eyeing his lordship appraisingly … — P. G. Wodehouse

1899

First Known Use of appraising

1899



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