- 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 quizzically
She looked at me quizzically, and, with equal confusion, I shrugged.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks
January 14, 2011
So, he avoided her eyes as she stood by the window regarding him quizzically.Within the Law
"About ten thousand," his neighbour answered, glancing at him quizzically.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
He was looking at her quizzically, but with the liveliest appreciation.Alice Adams
"Maybe I hadn't better come any more," she said quizzically.The Vagrant Duke
"These are not the men who want to do something for Ireland," said the other, quizzically.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
- questioning and mocking or superciliousa quizzical look
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Word Origin and History for quizzically
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