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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
a. sagaz
The stranger's probing questions made me uncomfortable.Las preguntas sagaces del desconocido me hicieron sentir incómodo.
b. de sondeo
During a probing interview, the actor still refused to discuss his personal life.Durante una entrevista de sondeo, el actor todavía se negaba a discutir su vida personal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(act of questioning)
a. el interrogatorio
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Irma wasn't prepared for the intimate questions that came up during the lawyer's probing.Irma no estaba preparada para las preguntas íntimas que surgieron durante el interrogatorio con el abogado.
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probing [ˈprəʊbɪŋ]
[+question] agudo; penetrante
1 (with probe, instrument) sondeo (m); (with hands) palpación (f); tanteo (m)
2 (investigation) investigación (f)
3 (exploration) exploración (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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