What does questioning mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. questioning, inquiringadjective

    a request for information

  2. questioning, quizzicaladjective

    perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)

    "he had a quizzical expression"

  3. doubting, questioning, skeptical, scepticaladjective

    marked by or given to doubt

    "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"

  4. inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)adjective

    showing curiosity

    "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"

Wiktionary

  1. questioningnoun

    The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.

  2. questioningnoun

    The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.

  3. questioningadjective

    Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Questioning

    of Question

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  1. Questioning

    The questioning of one's gender, sexual identity, sexual orientation, or all three is a process of exploration by people who may be unsure, still exploring, and concerned about applying a social label to themselves for various reasons. The letter "Q" is sometimes added to the end of the acronym LGBT; the "Q" can refer to either queer or questioning. It is even expanded further as LGBTQIA to include intersexuals and asexuals. Many LGBT student groups and literature include questioning in their literature; in the case of gay–straight alliance groups they do so in part so students are not compelled to label themselves or choose a sexual identity. According to the American Psychological Association: "Adolescence can be a period of experimentation, and many youths may question their sexual feelings. Becoming aware of sexual feelings is a normal developmental task of adolescence. Sometimes adolescents have same-sex feelings or experiences that cause confusion about their sexual orientation. This confusion appears to decline over time, with different outcomes for different individuals." Some youths avoid coming out or even acknowledging their sexual orientation because of social stigma. For some youths, acknowledging their lesbian, gay or bisexual identity can bring an end to confusion. Those who receive support can often live satisfying and healthy lives and move through the usual process of adolescent development; those who face bullying, ostracism or other forms of oppression are more likely to be at risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, and to engage in high-risk activities, such as unprotected sex and alcohol and drug abuse. Questioning youth are at higher risk for victimization, suicidal thoughts, and drug and alcohol abuse even more so than lesbian, gay and bisexual youth, possibly due to marginalization from straight and LGB peers alike.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of questioning in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of questioning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of questioning in a Sentence

  1. South China Morning Post:

    Interpol President Meng Hongwei, 64, who is also a vice-minister at China's Ministry of Public Security, was' taken away' for questioning by discipline authorities' as soon as Interpol President Meng Hongwei landed in China' last week.

  2. Texas State University:

    The Texas State University Police are questioning two individuals following an evacuation of the Undergraduate Admissions Center on campus.

  3. Padraig Harrington:

    If I had come from Ireland, I probably would be thinking it was a nice day, but having played the last four weeks over here, even I was struggling and questioning and doubting myself out there. I found it very difficult.

  4. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall:

    Can't speak to that. But senator, what I can tell you is that we've denounced lawlessness, not only as it's related to what took place on Jan. 6, but also the lawlessness that continues to go on across our country with violent crime, and what I would hope is part of this hearing that this body is likewise questioning our nominee about her philosophy on criminal justice as it relates decisions she would make on the court.

  5. Kris Tanto Paronto:

    I realized I need to try and start helping people with this story and bring people together rather than push them apart. While he said he still gota little angry sometimes when questioning why his team was left behind in Benghazi, those emotions were fleeting anddissipatingbecause of me realizing I can help people.

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