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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 of question interrogative, problem Words Related to question brainteaser, conundrum, poser, puzzle, quiz, riddle, stickler, stumper, toughie (also toughy) Near Antonyms of question 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 of question call, inquiry, query, request Words Related to question interrogatory; poll, questionnaire, survey; inquisition, interrogating, interrogation, questioning; examination, exploration, inquest, investigation, probe, probing, research, study Near Antonyms of question answer, reply, response

  3. 3 a feeling or declaration of disapproval or dissent that these measurements are accurate is beyond question Synonyms of question challenge, complaint, demur, demurral, demurrer, difficulty, exception, expostulation, fuss, kick, protest, objection, remonstrance, stinkWords Related to question 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 of question 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 of question content, motif, motive, matter, subject, theme, topicWords Related to question 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 of question 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 of question contest, dispute, impeach, oppugn, query, challengeWords Related to question doubt, mistrust; kick (about), object (to), protest; combat, fight, oppose, resistNear Antonyms of question back, defend, support; advocate, champion, promote; abide, endure, stomach, tolerateAntonyms of question 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 of question 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)Words Related to question 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 of question 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 of question doubt, misdoubt, mistrust, distrust, suspectWords Related to question disbelieve, discount, discredit, negateNear Antonyms of question bank (on or upon), count (on or upon), depend (on or upon), rely (on or upon)Antonyms of question 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 of question catechize, grill, inquire (of), interrogate, query, ask, quizWords Related to question besiege, bombard, cross-examine, cross-question, examine, pump; poll, surveyNear Antonyms of question rejoin, retort; comment, observe, remark; avoid, duckAntonyms of question 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 of question catechize, grill, interrogate, pump, query, examine, quiz, sweat [slang]Words Related to question debrief; cross-examine, cross-question; annoy, harass, hound, pester; canvass (also canvas), poll



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