questioning

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

question +‎ -ing

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwɛst͡ʃənɪŋ/
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  • Hyphenation: ques‧tion‧ing

Noun[edit]

questioning (plural questionings)

  1. The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.
  2. The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.
  3. Interrogation.

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Adjective[edit]

questioning (not generally comparable, comparative more questioning, superlative most questioning)

  1. Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.
    Why do you have a questioning look? Are you puzzled about something?
  2. (LGBT) Unsure of one's sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
    • 2020 February 4, “Transitioning To Some New Protocols”, in Not Always Right[1], archived from the original on 29 January 2021, retrieved 28 January 2021:
      We entertain the boy and it becomes more evident that his dad is trans and he is questioning; my coworker keeps frowning about it.

Verb[edit]

questioning

  1. present participle of question