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]
- present participle of question
Questioning is a major form of human thought and interpersonal communication. The term may have the following specific meanings.
questioning in Welsh: Cwestiynu
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