Synonyms of questioning


1. questioning, inquiring, request, asking

usage: a request for information


1. question, oppugn, call into question, challenge

usage: challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter"

2. interrogate, question, ask

usage: pose a series of questions to; "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"

3. question, query, ask

usage: pose a question

4. interview, question, converse, discourse

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

5. wonder, question, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate

usage: place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"


1. questioning, quizzical, perplexed (vs. unperplexed)

usage: perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know); "he had a quizzical expression"

2. doubting, questioning, skeptical, sceptical, distrustful (vs. trustful)

usage: marked by or given to doubt; "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"

3. inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(prenominal), curious (vs. incurious)

usage: showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"

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Definition and meaning of questioning (Dictionary)