questioning

questioning
ques|tion|ing1 [ `kwestʃənıŋ ] noun uncount *
a situation in which people, for example the police, ask someone questions:
Other members of the family have been brought in for questioning.
questioning
ques|tion|ing 2 [ `kwestʃənıŋ ] adjective
1. ) showing that you have doubts:
a questioning tone in his voice
2. ) showing that you expect someone to give you information:
a questioning look/expression
╾ ques|tion|ing|ly adverb

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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