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Noun: questioning  kwes-chu-ning
  1. A request for information
    - inquiring
Adjective: questioning  kwes-chu-ning
  1. Perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)
    "he had a questioning expression";
    - quizzical
  2. Marked by or given to doubt
    "a questioning attitude";
    - doubting, skeptical [N. Amer], sceptical [Brit, Cdn]
  3. Showing curiosity
    - inquisitive, speculative, wondering
Verb: question  kwes-chun
  1. Challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of
    "We must question your judgment in this matter";
    - oppugn, call into question
  2. Pose a series of questions to
    "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion";
    - interrogate
  3. Pose a question
    - query
  4. Conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
    - interview
  5. Place in doubt or express doubtful speculation
    "I question whether this was the right thing to do";
    - wonder

Derived forms: questionings

See also: curious, distrustful, perplexed

Type of: ask, asking, challenge, chew over, contemplate, converse, discourse, enquire [Brit, Cdn], excogitate, inquire, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, request, ruminate, speculate, think over

Encyclopedia: Questioning