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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)

Sense 1quizzical [BACK TO TOP]


Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)


quizzical; teasing; mocking

Context example:

his face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air


playful (full of fun and high spirits)

Sense 2quizzical [BACK TO TOP]


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


questioning; quizzical

Context example:

he had a quizzical expression


perplexed (full or difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)

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