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Definition 1: perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • he had a quizzical expression

Synonyms for quizzical in the sense of this definition

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

"perplexed language" "perplexed state of the world"

Definition 2: playfully vexing (especially by ridicule) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air

Synonyms for quizzical in the sense of this definition

(quizzical is similar to ...) full of fun and high spirits

"playful children just let loose from school"

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