questioning

[ kwes-chuh-ning ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃə nɪŋ /

adjective

indicating or implying a question: a questioning tone in her voice.
characterized by or indicating intellectual curiosity; inquiring: an alert and questioning mind.

noun

an inquiry or interrogation.

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Origin of questioning

First recorded in 1795–1805; question + -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM questioning

ques·tion·ing·ly, adverbhalf-ques·tion·ing, adjectivehalf-ques·tion·ing·ly, adverbun·ques·tion·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for questioning

questioning
/ (ˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ) /

adjective

proceeding from or characterized by a feeling of doubt or uncertainty
enthusiastic or eager for philosophical or other investigations; intellectually stimulatedan alert and questioning mind

Derived forms of questioning

questioningly, adverb
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