odd, queer, or comical.
questioning or puzzled: a quizzical expression on her face.
derisively questioning, ridiculing, or chaffing.
- quiz·zi·cal·i·ty, quiz·zi·cal·ness, noun
- quiz·zi·cal·ly, adverb
- un·quiz·zi·cal, adjective
- un·quiz·zi·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use quizzical in a sentence
She looked at me quizzically, and, with equal confusion, I shrugged.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks | Max Brooks | January 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Captain had trotted in, and was sitting close by, looking first at one and then at the other of us quizzically.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
He studied them a moment, then his eyes narrowed quizzically as he turned to Betty.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
"And yet you said you could almost love him for making your mother decide to come out here," Allen reminded her quizzically.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
Baxter (noticing he is holding her hand, moving to them and looking at them quizzically–indignantly to Devenish).Belinda | A. A. Milne
Will looked at the boy quizzically for a moment before he answered.The Call of the Beaver Patrol | V. T. Sherman
British Dictionary definitions for quizzical
questioning and mocking or supercilious: a quizzical look
- quizzicality, noun
- quizzically, adverb
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