quizzically


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.quizzically - in a quizzical and questioning manner; "they looked quizzically at the doctor"
Translations

quizzically

[ˈkwɪzɪkəlɪ] ADV he looked at me quizzicallyme miró de manera burlona, me miró socarronamente

quizzically

[ˈkwɪzɪkəli] advd'un air narquois

quizzically

adv lookfragend; smilezweifelnd

quizzically

[ˈkwɪzɪklɪ] advcon aria interrogativa (e beffarda)
References in classic literature ?
Philip flushed at the mention of her name (he could not get himself out of the awkward habit of reddening when he was embarrassed), and Lawson looked at him quizzically.
The colonel was about to reply when a new thought appeared to occur to him and he looked quizzically at the ape-man.
When they were again alone D'Arnot looked quizzically at Tarzan.
As the two men returned down the path to their boat, Sheldon regarded Joan quizzically.
While Aora, with a knife produced apparently from nowhere, proceeded to hack off the white master's head, Bashti looked quizzically at his right forefinger dangling by a strip of skin.
right' to break off his story and chat quizzically about questions of art or conduct in a whole chapter at a time.
The man looked up at me quizzically, and I responded with, "He doesn't talk; he has severe autism," and as I watched, his face crumpled in dismay.
The former head prefect gazes quizzically into camera while his protege, Barry John, as might be expected, has an altogether more mischievous grin and wears the most elegant double-breasted suit.
Death by Roses is a quizzically romantic comedy about love (and meddlesome instincts) that transcends life and death.
We had to move," she explained when I looked at her quizzically.
The viewer, once drawn in to scrutinize these ruptured concrete-and-detritus globes, might have looked quizzically upon the seeming incongruity between the whimsical toys and the desolation of their settings.