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quizzical

quiz·zi·cal

quizzical

 
 
pronunciation:
kwI zih kl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: expressing doubt, confusion, or questioning; puzzled.
A quizzical frown came over his face as he tried to decipher the complicated directions.
synonyms:
perplexed, puzzled, questioning
similar words:
baffled, confused, curious, doubting, inquiring, skeptical, uncertain
definition 2: strange; unusual; eccentric; odd.
The neighbors had begun to wonder about the old lady's quizzical behavior of late.
synonyms:
eccentric, odd, peculiar, strange, unusual
similar words:
curious, funny, incongruous, offbeat, outlandish, queer, whimsical
definition 3: expressing skepticism or derision; mocking.
a quizzical sneer
synonyms:
derisive, mocking, ridiculing
similar words:
contemptuous, doubting, sarcastic, sardonic, scornful, skeptical
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derivations: quizzically (adv.), quizzicality (n.), quizzicalness (n.)
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