Questioning - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkwestʃənɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word questioning
Brit.  |ˈkwestʃənɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word questioning
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to question

noun

- a request for information (syn: inquiring)

adjective

- perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know) (syn: quizzical)
- marked by or given to doubt (syn: doubting, sceptical, skeptical)
- showing curiosity (syn: inquisitive, speculative, wondering)

Examples

Mrs Carson gave Ruth a questioning look.

I could tell that she was questioning my decision.

He will undergo further questioning.

Increasingly, scientists are questioning the data.

The reporter persisted with his questioning.

They were detained by the police for questioning.

...the boy, and two others who are known to be his comrades, are wanted for questioning by the police...

They brought him down to the police station for questioning.

...no one is questioning your verity—just your memory of events that happened long ago...

The prisoner's opposition broke down under repeated questioning.

He faced the matter out in spite of severe questioning.

I thought that was an unacceptable questioning of my integrity.

After some questioning he saw that I was none informed about it.

The police have pulled him in for questioning.

Many women are conditioned from birth to be accepting rather than questioning.

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