quizzical


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quiz·zi·cal

 (kwĭz′ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Suggesting puzzlement; questioning.
2. Teasing; mocking: "His face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air" (Lawrence Durrell).
3. Eccentric; odd.

quiz′zi·cal′i·ty (-kăl′ĭ-tē) n.
quiz′zi·cal·ly adv.

quizzical

(ˈkwɪzɪkəl)
adj
questioning and mocking or supercilious: a quizzical look.
ˌquizziˈcality n
ˈquizzically adv

quiz•zi•cal

(ˈkwɪz ɪ kəl)

adj.
1. odd or comical.
2. questioning or puzzled: a quizzical expression on her face.
3. derisively questioning or ridiculing.
[1790–1800]
quiz`zi•cal′i•ty, n.
quiz′zi•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quizzical - playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)quizzical - playfully vexing (especially by ridicule); "his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"- Lawrence Durrell
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
2.quizzical - perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know); "he had a quizzical expression"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"

quizzical

adjective mocking, questioning, inquiring, curious, arch, teasing, bantering, sardonic, derisive, supercilious He gave Robin a mildly quizzical glare.
Translations

quizzical

[ˈkwɪzɪkəl] ADJ [glance] → burlón, socarrón

quizzical

[ˈkwɪzɪkəl] adj [look, glance, smile] → narquois(e)

quizzical

adj
(= knowing, shrewd) air, lookfragend; smilezweifelnd; facewissend, gewitzt
(= odd)eigenartig, drollig

quizzical

[ˈkwɪzɪkl] adj (glance) → interrogativo/a (e beffardo/a)
References in classic literature ?
His smile showed the strong teeth of which his wife was so proud, and as he saw me his lively, quizzical eyes told me that he knew all about me.
I don't know whether I like you or not," replied Edna, gazing down at the little woman with a quizzical look.
As I had turned to receive the dead warrior's chattels I had noticed that Tars Tarkas and several others had pushed forward toward us, and the eyes of the former rested upon me in a most quizzical manner.
Presently she sat down by us, touched lightly Dominic's curly head silvered on the temples (she couldn't really help it), gazed at me for a while with a quizzical smile, observed that I looked very tired, and asked Dominic whether for all that I was likely to sleep soundly to-night.
It was rather that he relished, with a quizzical amusement, the completeness of their mutual comprehension.
Natasha's face, leaning out of the window, beamed with quizzical kindliness.
Tarzan looked at the girl, a quizzical expression upon his face.
asked Tara, indicating his gorgeous trappings with a quizzical smile.
Perhaps she flushed the least little bit, for was not the count, her husband, gazing at her with a strangely quizzical expression.
Kearns was coolly dispassionate and noncommittal, while Elam Harnish appeared as quizzical and jocular as ever.
Many times, in the course of the day, alertly and nonchalantly, almost with a quizzical knowingness, Jerry cocked his head at the mainsail when it made sudden swooping movements or slacked and tautened its crashing sheet-gear.
His jaws slightly parted, his lips lifted a little, and a quizzical expression that was more love than humour came into his eyes.