questioning

[kwes-chuh-ning]
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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
  1. an inquiry or interrogation.

Origin of questioning

First recorded in 1795–1805; question + -ing2, -ing1
Related formsques·tion·ing·ly, adverbhalf-ques·tion·ing, adjectivehalf-ques·tion·ing·ly, adverbun·ques·tion·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unquestioning

Contemporary Examples of unquestioning

Historical Examples of unquestioning

  • 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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for unquestioning

unquestioning

adjective
  1. accepting something without expressing doubt or uncertainty

questioning

adjective
  1. proceeding from or characterized by a feeling of doubt or uncertainty
  2. enthusiastic or eager for philosophical or other investigations; intellectually stimulatedan alert and questioning mind
Derived Formsquestioningly, adverb
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