Synonyms for question

Synonyms for (noun) question

Synonyms: question, dubiousness, doubt, doubtfulness

Definition: uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

Usage: the dubiousness of his claim; there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

Similar words: uncertainness, uncertainty, precariousness

Definition: being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

Usage: the uncertainty of the outcome; the precariousness of his income


Synonyms: question, head

Definition: the subject matter at issue

Usage: the question of disease merits serious discussion; under the head of minor Roman poets

Similar words: subject, topic, theme

Definition: the subject matter of a conversation or discussion

Usage: he didn't want to discuss that subject; it was a very sensitive topic; his letters were always on the theme of love


Synonyms: question

Definition: an informal reference to a marriage proposal

Usage: he was ready to pop the question

Similar words: proposal, proposal of marriage, marriage offer, marriage proposal

Definition: an offer of marriage


Synonyms: question, motion

Definition: a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote

Usage: he made a motion to adjourn; she called for the question

Similar words: proposal

Definition: something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)


Synonyms: query, question, enquiry, inquiry, interrogation

Definition: an instance of questioning

Usage: there was a question about my training; we made inquiries of all those who were present

Similar words: questioning, inquiring

Definition: a request for information


Synonyms: question, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentence

Definition: a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

Usage: he asked a direct question; he had trouble phrasing his interrogations

Similar words: sentence

Definition: a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

Usage: he always spoke in grammatical sentences

Synonyms for (verb) question

Synonyms: query, question

Definition: pose a question

Similar words: ask

Definition: address a question to and expect an answer from

Usage: Ask your teacher about trigonometry; The children asked me about their dead grandmother


Synonyms: question, interrogate

Definition: pose a series of questions to

Usage: The suspect was questioned by the police; We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion

Similar words: ask

Definition: address a question to and expect an answer from

Usage: Ask your teacher about trigonometry; The children asked me about their dead grandmother


Synonyms: interview, question

Definition: conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

Similar words: discourse, converse

Definition: carry on a conversation


Synonyms: call into question, question, oppugn

Definition: challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

Usage: We must question your judgment in this matter

Similar words: challenge

Definition: issue a challenge to

Usage: Fischer challenged Spassky to a match


Synonyms: question, wonder

Definition: place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

Usage: I wonder whether this was the right thing to do; she wondered whether it would snow tonight

Similar words: chew over, reflect, ponder, think over, speculate, ruminate, mull, mull over, muse, excogitate, contemplate, meditate

Definition: reflect deeply on a subject

Usage: I mulled over the events of the afternoon; philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years; The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate