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Definition 1: a request for information - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for questioning in the sense of this definition

(questioning is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of questioning ) questioning a statement and demanding an explanation

"his challenge of the assumption that Japan is still our enemy"

(... is a kind of questioning ) an instance of questioning

"there was a question about my training" "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

(... is a kind of questioning ) formal systematic questioning

Definition 2: showing curiosity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where questioning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive
  • raised a speculative eyebrow

Synonyms for questioning in the sense of this definition

(questioning is similar to ...) eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)

"a curious child is a teacher's delight" "a trap door that made me curious" "curious investigators" "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers" "curious about the neighbor's doings"

Definition 3: marked by or given to doubt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where questioning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a skeptical attitude
  • a skeptical listener

Synonyms for questioning in the sense of this definition

(questioning is similar to ...) having or showing distrust

"a man of distrustful nature" "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally" "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"

Definition 4: perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where questioning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a quizzical expression

Synonyms for questioning in the sense of this definition

(questioning is similar to ...) full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

"perplexed language" "perplexed state of the world"

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