ap·​prais·​ing | \ ə-ˈprā-ziŋ How to pronounce appraising (audio) \

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

Other Words from appraising

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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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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