appraising

adjective ap·prais·ing \ ə-ˈprā-ziŋ \

Definition of appraising

: 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

First Known Use of appraising

1899

in the meaning defined above

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