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QUIZZICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quizzical mean? 

QUIZZICAL (adjective)
  The adjective QUIZZICAL has 2 senses:

1. playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)
2. perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know)

  Familiarity information: QUIZZICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUIZZICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

Synonyms:

quizzical; teasing; mocking

Context example:

his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air

Similar:

playful (full of fun and high spirits)


Sense 2quizzical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

questioning; quizzical

Context example:

he had a quizzical expression

Similar:

perplexed (full or difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)


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