from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of interrogating; a query.
  • noun Doubt; suspicion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.
  • noun The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.
  • adjective Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.
  • verb Present participle of question.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by or given to doubt
  • adjective perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)
  • adjective showing curiosity
  • noun a request for information


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    - Chenjerai Hove, 'Tyrant'.

    November 10, 2008