Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun questioning

1 sense of questioning

Sense 1
questioning, inquiring -- (a request for information)
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb question

5 senses of question

Sense 1
question, oppugn, call into question -- (challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter")
       => challenge -- (issue a challenge to; "Fischer challenged Spassky to a match")

Sense 2
interrogate, question -- (pose a series of questions to; "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion")
       => ask -- (address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother")

Sense 3
question, query -- (pose a question)
       => ask -- (address a question to and expect an answer from; "Ask your teacher about trigonometry"; "The children asked me about their dead grandmother")

Sense 4
interview, question -- (conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting)
       => converse, discourse -- (carry on a conversation)

Sense 5
wonder, question -- (place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight")
       => chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate -- (reflect deeply on a subject; "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")

Antonyms of adj questioning

3 senses of questioning

Sense 1
questioning, quizzical -- (perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know); "he had a quizzical expression")

INDIRECT (VIA perplexed) -> unperplexed -- (experiencing no difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)

Sense 2
doubting, questioning, skeptical, sceptical -- (marked by or given to doubt; "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener")

INDIRECT (VIA distrustful) -> trustful, trusting -- (inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust; "great brown eye, true and trustful"- Nordhoff & Hall)

Sense 3
inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering (prenominal) -- (showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow")

INDIRECT (VIA curious) -> incurious -- (showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; "strangely incurious about the cause of the political upheaval surrounding them")

Similarity of adj questioning

3 senses of questioning

Sense 1
questioning, quizzical -- (perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know); "he had a quizzical expression")
       => perplexed (vs. unperplexed) -- (full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world")

Sense 2
doubting, questioning, skeptical, sceptical -- (marked by or given to doubt; "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener")
       => distrustful (vs. trustful) -- (having or showing distrust; "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)

Sense 3
inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering (prenominal) -- (showing curiosity; "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow")
       => curious (vs. incurious) -- (eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "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")

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