- odd, queer, or comical.
- questioning or puzzled: a quizzical expression on her face.
- derisively questioning, ridiculing, or chaffing.
Origin of quizzical
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Examples from the Web for quizzical
Charles raised a quizzical eyebrow and it fell to his son to tell him, "Pa, you should be pleased!"William Tells Dad, "You're Buff, Pa!"
July 9, 2014
Or perhaps name it after Pooh himself, with his quizzical faith in human (animal) nature?Michael Tomasky on How Obama Needs to Make Mitt Unacceptable Again
October 10, 2012
All of these tricks forced a furrowing of the brow, a quizzical expression, and the use of a little brain power to digest it all.Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week: Haider Ackermann, Lanvin, and Comme des Garçons
March 4, 2012
She gave me a quizzical look,” recounts the president, “her slate-grey eyes widening as she tilted her head gently forward.The Princess and the President
September 23, 2009
And now, once again, there was a hint of the quizzical creeping in the smile.
Now, he stared at Burke with a quizzical grin crooking his lips.
"I was so anxious about you," she replied, with feeling, and then broke into a quizzical laugh.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
Rathburn looked through the front windows with a quizzical smile on his lips.The Coyote
He turned to cast a quizzical glance at the back of the resentful lover.Out of the Depths
Robert Ames Bennet
- questioning and mocking or superciliousa quizzical look
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Word Origin and History for quizzical
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