quizzical

adjective
quiz·​zi·​cal | \ ˈkwi-zi-kəl How to pronounce quizzical (audio) \

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

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Other Words from quizzical

quizzicality \ ˌkwi-​zə-​ˈka-​lə-​tē How to pronounce quizzicality (audio) \ noun
quizzically \ ˈkwi-​zi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce quizzically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of quizzical in a Sentence

He gave me a quizzical look. There was a quizzical expression on his face. She raised a quizzical eyebrow when she saw what he was wearing.
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First Known Use of quizzical

1797, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of quizzical was in 1797

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quizzical

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of quizzical

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

quizzical

adjective
quiz·​zi·​cal | \ ˈkwi-zi-kəl How to pronounce quizzical (audio) \

Kids Definition of quizzical

: showing doubt, puzzlement, or curiosity a quizzical look

Other Words from quizzical

quizzically \ -​zi-​klē , -​zi-​kə-​lē \ adverb

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