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questioning

[kwes-chuh-ning] /ˈkwɛs tʃə nɪŋ/
adjective
1.
indicating or implying a question:
a questioning tone in her voice.
2.
characterized by or indicating intellectual curiosity; inquiring:
an alert and questioning mind.
noun
3.
an inquiry or interrogation.
Origin of questioning
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; question + -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
questioningly, adverb
half-questioning, adjective
half-questioningly, adverb
unquestioning, adjective
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  • She had appealed to zealous, unquestioning devotion, and it replied to her.

  • Something had gone out of it—some quiet, grave, unquestioning content.

    The Rhodesian

    Gertrude Page
  • Parents love their children, and expect of them unquestioning obedience.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • Padre Monti obeyed with the unquestioning promptness of an automaton.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • He had been long accustomed to unquestioning obedience to Fanfar.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
  • But in Sarria's mind, the lout was an object of affection, sincere, unquestioning.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • You may be, of course, assured of my own unquestioning confidence and loyalty.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for unquestioning

unquestioning

/ʌnˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ/
adjective
1.
accepting something without expressing doubt or uncertainty

questioning

/ˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ/
adjective
1.
proceeding from or characterized by a feeling of doubt or uncertainty
2.
enthusiastic or eager for philosophical or other investigations; intellectually stimulated: an alert and questioning mind
Derived Forms
questioningly, adverb
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