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quizzical

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adjective quiz·zi·cal \ˈkwi-zi-kəl\

Simple Definition of quizzical

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

Full Definition of quizzical

  1. 1 :  comically quaint <a quizzical old man>

  2. 2 :  mildly teasing or mocking <a quizzical remark>

  3. 3 :  expressive of puzzlement, curiosity, or disbelief <raised a quizzical eyebrow>

quiz·zi·cal·i·ty play \ˌkwi-zə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun
quiz·zi·cal·ly play \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.



1797

First Known Use of quizzical

1797



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