quizzical

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adjective quiz·zi·cal \ˈkwi-zi-kəl\

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

quizzicality

play \ˌkwi-zə-ˈka-lə-tē\ noun

quizzically

play \ˈkwi-zi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of quizzical in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of quizzical

1797


QUIZZICAL Defined for English Language Learners

quizzical

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Definition of quizzical for English Language Learners

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


QUIZZICAL Defined for Kids

quizzical

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adjective quiz·zi·cal \ˈkwi-zi-kəl\

Definition of quizzical for Students

  1. :  showing doubt, puzzlement, or curiosity a quizzical look

quizzically

\-zi-klē, -zi-kə-lē\ adverb


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