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English adjective: questioning

1. questioning perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)


SamplesHe had a quizzical expression.


Synonymsquizzical


Similarperplexed


Antonymsunperplexed

2. questioning marked by or given to doubt


SamplesA skeptical attitude.
A skeptical listener.


Synonymsdoubting, sceptical, skeptical


Similardistrustful


Antonymstrustful, trusting

3. questioning showing curiosity


SamplesIf someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive.
Raised a speculative eyebrow.


Synonymsinquisitive, speculative, wondering


Similarcurious


Antonymsincurious


English noun: questioning

1. questioning (communication) a request for information


Synonymsinquiring


Broader (hypernym)asking, request


Narrower (hyponym)challenge, enquiry, examination, inquiry, interrogation, interrogation, interrogatory, query, question









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