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question

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of question

  1. 1 an interrogative expression often used to test knowledge <because I have missed so many classes, I had a hard time answering every question on today's surprise quiz> Synonyms interrogative, problem Related Words brainteaser, conundrum, poser, puzzle, quiz, riddle, stickler, stumper, toughie (also toughy) Near Antonyms answer, response, solution

  2. 2 an act or instance of asking for information <after reading the brief statement to the reporters, the lawyer ended the press conference by saying, “No more questions, please”> <the dozens of questions researched by the reference librarians> Synonyms call, inquiry, query, request Related Words interrogatory; poll, questionnaire, survey; inquisition, interrogating, interrogation, questioning; examination, exploration, inquest, investigation, probe, probing, research, study Near Antonyms answer, reply, response

  3. 3 a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent <that these measurements are accurate is beyond question> Synonyms challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, fuss, kick, protest, objection, remonstrance, stinkRelated Words compunction, doubt, misgiving, qualm, scruple; misunderstanding; cavil, niggle [chiefly British], quibble; argument, conflict, debate, dispute, dissent, hassle, quarrel, squabble, static; censure, criticism; defiance, disobedience, rebellion; distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, indetermination, misdoubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingnessNear Antonyms willingness; approval, sanction; acceptance, acquiescence, agreement, assent; compliance, obedience

  4. 4 a major object of interest or concern (as in a discussion or artistic composition) <it's a question of personal responsibility> Synonyms content, motif, motive, matter, subject, theme, topicRelated Words subject matter; talking point; count, idea, point, purpose; consideration, issue, problem; body, bulk, burden, centerpiece, core, crux, essence, fundamental, generality, gist, grist, heart, kernel, keynote, main, marrow, mass, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, purport, quick, staple, substance, sum; basis; bottom, essential, essentiality; affair, argument, debateNear Antonyms aside, digression, excursion, interjection, parenthesis, tangent




question

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of question

  1. 1 to demand proof of the truth or rightness of <the teenager openly questioned the authority of the town's police force to impose a curfew on residents under the age of 18> Synonyms contest, dispute, impeach, oppugn, query, challengeRelated Words doubt, mistrust; kick (about), object (to), protest; combat, fight, oppose, resistNear Antonyms back, defend, support; advocate, champion, promote; abide, endure, stomach, tolerateAntonyms accept, believe, embrace, swallow

  2. 2 to give serious and careful thought to <question your motives before you file the lawsuit: do you really care about the trees, or are you just trying to harass the neighbors?> Synonyms chew over, cogitate, consider, contemplate, debate, deliberate, entertain, eye, kick around, meditate, mull (over), perpend, pore (over), ponder, revolve, ruminate, study, think (about or over), turn, weigh, wrestle (with)Related Words muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject

  3. 3 to have no trust or confidence in <it was apparent that voters were questioning the President's ability to manage the economy> Synonyms doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, distrust, suspectRelated Words disbelieve, discount, discredit, negateNear Antonyms bank (on or upon), count (on or upon), depend (on or upon), rely (on or upon)Antonyms trust

  4. 4 to put a question or questions to <the press should be allowed to question public officials about any matter of general interest> Synonyms catechize, grill, inquire (of), interrogate, query, ask, quizRelated Words besiege, bombard, cross-examine, cross-question, examine, pump; poll, surveyNear Antonyms rejoin, retort; comment, observe, remark; avoid, duckAntonyms answer, reply, respond

  5. 5 to put a series of questions to <the police questioned the suspect before deciding that there was insufficient evidence to hold him> Synonyms catechize, grill, interrogate, pump, query, examine, quiz, sweat [slang]Related Words debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll





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