from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.
- n. The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.
- adj. Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.
- v. Present participle of question.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of interrogating; a query.
- n. Doubt; suspicion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by or given to doubt
- adj. perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)
- adj. showing curiosity
- n. a request for information
Sorry, no etymologies found.
On the other hand, this kind of questioning is good; it provokes debate, even if it's unlikely ever to provoke a consensus.
I think the title questioning Gavin’s honesty, while perhaps appropriate after a week had passed, instead comes off as an ad hominem and reflects poorly on this blog.
Don't be surprised if you see the major flight centers begin questioning Ares I as early as next week.
With Senator John Kerry presiding as the new chairman of the panel, the questioning is expected to range from discussions of the current situation in Gaza and her views on the Mideast, to the overseas connections her husband, former President Bill Clinton, has developed in the eight years since he left the presidency.
Mr. Obama's minions were ruthless in questioning every signature, using voter lists more up-to-date than those used by the other candidates.
At the house, police immediately begin questioning Larry, who tells them he was practicing witchcraft.
In 2007, the teacher-librarians were involved in questioning whether the school libraries meet the standards recommended by the Canadian Association for School Libraries.
Then everyone has a stake in questioning the necessity of the increase.
This line of questioning is not new, incidentally.
Last week I wrote that Tom Watson MP was six months behind me in questioning why the DVLA were giving away Spanish built cars instead of British built cars.