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
Related formsques·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

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



accepting something without expressing doubt or uncertainty



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 Formsquestioningly, adverb
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