[ UK /kwˈɪzɪkə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈkwɪzəkəɫ/ ]
  1. perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)
    he had a quizzical expression
  2. playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
    his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air
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How To Use quizzical In A Sentence

  • A quizzical smile crinkled the corners of his eyes as he "hefted" his burdens. Where the Sun Swings North
  • But he was met only with quizzical looks. Times, Sunday Times
  • She gave me a quizzical look/glance/smile.
  • While ringing the bell of universality, I pose a question for observers of Christmas, one that bestirs itself to haunt me in a tuneful way each holiday season, and so I pass my quizzical spirit of Christmas past along to you … Go ahead, hang a shining star upon the highest bough and... you know...
  • He had that quizzical way of looking at people, like a poker player who wanted to know if you were bluffing. For Love or Money
  • Rather than turning on their heels, there is usually a quizzical look and questions about what it involves. Times, Sunday Times
  • He became quizzical yet some of them nodded their assent or what he took to be assent.
  • I almost had to laugh when I saw the quizzical expression on her face.
  • England were not exactly in full-scale panic mode but there were certainly a few quizzical looks. The Sun
  • He is also a friendly, decent man whose mild and quizzical gaze provides the movie's sole point of view.
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