queryingly

queryingly

(ˈkwɪərɪɪŋlɪ)
adv
in a querying manner
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Michael's tongue licked queryingly round the dodgiest of his teeth.
Bosworth-Toller's Dictionary translates the hapax legomenon idig queryingly as 'busy, active', Holthausen in his Altenglisches etymologisches Worterbuch translates it 'fleissig', and Grein-Kohler's Sprachschatz defines it as 'avidus' with a query.
Merely as a gesture of deference toward his seniority I said queryingly, "This is a pioneering work, isn't it?" Which, to my surprise, immediately angered him, and he responded icily, "Ah, the public is ever so forgetful.