[ kwes-chuh-ning ]
/ ˈkwɛs tʃə nɪŋ /


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


an inquiry or interrogation.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unquestioning

British Dictionary definitions for unquestioning (1 of 2)

/ (ʌnˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ) /


accepting something without expressing doubt or uncertainty

British Dictionary definitions for unquestioning (2 of 2)

/ (ˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ) /


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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