AskDefine | Define questioning

Dictionary Definition

questioning adj
1 perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know); "he had a quizzical expression" [syn: quizzical]
2 marked by or given to doubt; "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener" [syn: doubting, skeptical, sceptical]
3 showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow" [syn: inquisitive, speculative, wondering(a)] n : a request for information [syn: inquiring]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.
  2. The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.


  1. Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.


  1. present participle of question

Extensive Definition

Questioning is a major form of human thought and interpersonal communication. The term may have the following specific meanings.
See also inquest and query
questioning in Welsh: Cwestiynu

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