Synonyms for questioning

Synonyms for (noun) questioning

Synonyms: questioning, inquiring

Definition: a request for information

Similar words: asking, request

Definition: the verbal act of requesting

Synonyms for (adjective) questioning

Synonyms: speculative, questioning, wondering, inquisitive

Definition: showing curiosity

Usage: if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive; raised a speculative eyebrow

Similar words: curious

Definition: eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)

Usage: a curious child is a teacher's delight; a trap door that made me curious; curious investigators; traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers; curious about the neighbor's doings


Synonyms: questioning, quizzical

Definition: perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)

Usage: he had a quizzical expression

Similar words: perplexed

Definition: full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

Usage: perplexed language; perplexed state of the world


Synonyms: sceptical, skeptical, doubting, questioning

Definition: marked by or given to doubt

Usage: a skeptical attitude; a skeptical listener

Similar words: distrustful

Definition: having or showing distrust

Usage: a man of distrustful nature; my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally- B.N.Cardozo; vigilant and distrustful superintendence- Thomas Jefferson