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.

Nearby words

  1. question period,
  2. question time,
  3. questionable,
  4. questionary,
  5. questioner,
  6. questioningly,
  7. questionless,
  8. questionlessly,
  9. questionmaster,
  10. questionnaire

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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British Dictionary definitions for unquestioning

unquestioning

/ (ʌnˈkwɛstʃənɪŋ) /

adjective

accepting something without expressing doubt or uncertainty

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 Formsquestioningly, adverb

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