What does questioning mean?

Definitions for questioning
ques·tion·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word questioning.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. questioning, inquiring(adj)

    a request for information

  2. questioning, quizzical(adj)

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

    "he had a quizzical expression"

  3. doubting, questioning, skeptical, sceptical(adj)

    marked by or given to doubt

    "a skeptical attitude"; "a skeptical listener"

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

    showing curiosity

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

Wiktionary

  1. questioning(Noun)

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

  2. questioning(Noun)

    The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.

  3. questioning(Adjective)

    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.

How to pronounce questioning?

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How to say questioning in sign language?

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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. Detective Superintendent Andy Cox:

    Lots of people will understandably be outraged by this attack, our efforts to trace all the suspects involved and bring them in for questioning will be relentless.

  2. Kimma Gurel:

    There's no question in my mind that Daniel Lee is guilty. The part that's questioning is that the other man was more guilty and he got life without parole, so why did Daniel Lee get the death penalty ? It didn't make sense.

  3. John W. Gardner:

    The creative individual has the capacity to free himself from the web of social pressures in which the rest of us are caught. He is capable of questioning the assumptions that the rest of us accept.

  4. Rochelle Herman:

    I was in shock ... I actually was questioning, 'Did I really just hear what I think I heard?' I looked over at my cameraman ... and he was just astounded.

  5. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    Questioning these claims is not up to parliaments or politicians, but rather to historians, the Armenian diaspora should ask the 40,000 Armenians who are citizens of our country whether they face any persecution.

Images & Illustrations of questioning

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