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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)
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