quizzical


quiz·zi·cal

adjective \ˈkwi-zi-kəl\

: showing that you do not understand something or that you find something strange or amusing

Full Definition of QUIZZICAL

1
:  comically quaint <a quizzical old man>
2
:  mildly teasing or mocking <a quizzical remark>
3
:  expressive of puzzlement, curiosity, or disbelief <raised a quizzical eyebrow>
quiz·zi·cal·i·ty \ˌkwi-zə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
quiz·zi·cal·ly \ˈkwi-zi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of QUIZZICAL

  1. He gave me a quizzical look.
  2. There was a quizzical expression on his face.
  3. She raised a quizzical eyebrow when she saw what he was wearing.

First Known Use of QUIZZICAL

1797

Rhymes with QUIZZICAL

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