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synonyms for quizzical

  • incredulous
  • mocking
  • sardonic
  • amusing
  • aporetic
  • arch
  • bantering
  • derisive
  • disbelieving
  • eccentric
  • inquiring
  • inquisitive
  • odd
  • probing
  • quaint
  • queer
  • questioning
  • searching
  • show-me
  • skeptical
  • supercilious
  • suspicious
  • teasing
  • unbelieving
  • unusual

antonyms for quizzical

MOST RELEVANT
  • certain
  • understanding
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How to use quizzical in a sentence

Jack was 6 months old, all cheeks and smiles and full quizzical eyebrows, a delight we never got to share.
MY KIDS CAN'T GET VACCINATED YET, AND I'M BARELY KEEPING IT TOGETHERKATIE GUTIERREZDECEMBER 20, 2021TIME
He’s not exactly tortured, but he is quizzical, an eternal seeker of truth as well as truffles.
IN PIG, NICOLAS CAGE PLAYS A GROUCHY, MEDITATIVE HERMIT—AND GIVES HIS BEST PERFORMANCE IN YEARSSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJULY 15, 2021TIME
Osmond Orgreave entered the room, quizzical, and at once began to tease Clayhanger about the infrequency of his visits.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
"I don't know whether I like you or not," replied Edna, gazing down at the little woman with a quizzical look.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The look in her face was quizzical, yet there was a strange, elusive gravity in her eyes, an almost pathetic appealing.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Looking around, he saw the guide had flung aside his blanket and was sitting erect, with a quizzical expression on his face.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
On one sits a tiny boy with a quizzical intelligent little face.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
Behind Jack's quizzical smile there was a hint of earnestness.
THE HIGHGRADERWILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
The captain looked full at Tom, with a quizzical,136 shrewd look.
TOM SLADE WITH THE COLORSPERCY K. FITZHUGH
"Yes, I think it has," papa said, with a quizzical glance at me.
WE TENLYDA FARRINGTON KRAUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO QUIZZICAL

  • aporetic
  • cagey
  • cynical
  • incredulous
  • leery
  • mistrustful
  • questioning
  • quizzical
  • show-me
  • skeptical
  • unbelieving
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.