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ques·tion

 (kwĕs′chən)
n.
1.
A sentence, phrase, or gesture that seeks information through a reply.
2.
a. A subject or point that is under discussion or open to controversy: the question of whether a new school should be built.
b. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem: This is not a question of too little money.
3.
a. A proposition brought up for consideration by an assembly.
b. The act of bringing a proposal to vote.
4. Law An issue in dispute for the resolution of a court.
5. Uncertainty; doubt: There is no question about the validity of the enterprise. Her integrity is beyond question.
v. ques·tioned, ques·tion·ing, ques·tions
v.tr.
1.
a. To ask a question or questions of (someone).
b. To interrogate (a suspect, for example). See Synonyms at ask.
2. To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine: researchers questioning which of the methods will work.
3. To express doubt about; dispute: questioned his sincerity; questioned the expense report.
v.intr.
To ask questions.
Idioms:
in question
Under consideration or discussion.
out of the question
Not worth considering because of being too difficult or impossible: Starting over is out of the question.

[Middle English, from Old French, legal inquiry, from Latin quaestiō, quaestiōn-, from *quaestus, obsolete past participle of quaerere, to ask, seek.]

ques′tion·er n.
ques′tion·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.questioningly - in a curious and questioning manner; "they turned their heads questioningly, as if awaiting further instructions"
2.questioningly - in a quizzical and questioning manner; "they looked quizzically at the doctor"

questioningly

adverb
Translations

questioningly

[ˈkwestʃənɪŋlɪ] ADVde manera inquisitiva or inquisidora

questioningly

[ˈkwɛstʃənɪŋli] adv [look, glance] → d'un air interrogateur
Brenda looked questioningly at Daniel → Brenda regarda Daniel d'un air interrogateur.question mark n
(punctuation)point m d'interrogation
(= doubt) there is a question mark over ... → il y a une incertitude quant à ...
There are bound to be question marks over his future → Il y aura forcément des incertitudes quant à son avenir.
There is a question mark hanging over his future → L'incertitude plane sur son avenir.
there is a question mark over whether ... → on ne sait pas si ...

questioningly

advfragend
References in classic literature ?
Paulino Vera looked questioningly at Arrellano and Ramos, and questioningly they looked back and to each other.
I've never heard that story," said the Shaggy Man, looking at Ozma questioningly.
Thus spake the wanderer who called himself Zarathustra's shadow; and before any one answered him, he had seized the harp of the old magician, crossed his legs, and looked calmly and sagely around him:--with his nostrils, however, he inhaled the air slowly and questioningly, like one who in new countries tasteth new foreign air.
They stood up, looking questioningly at one another.
Prince Vasili stared at her and at Boris questioningly and perplexed.
This didn't help to solve the problem, and they all fell silent and looked at one another questioningly.
Antonia seemed frightened at first, and kept looking questioningly at Lena and Tiny over Willy O'Reilly's shoulder.
She gazed at me with troubled eyes, long and questioningly.
The eyes of my companions lighted, and grim smiles of pleasure and anticipation overspread their faces, as each eye turned toward me questioningly.
Her two charges were as surprised as I, and pointed questioningly to the slit, at which she shook her head.
As a single mother, I have had a lot of responsibilities just because I never wanted society to look at me questioningly - is she raising her children well or not?
Coetzee's late fictions ask us to approach questioningly these