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Definition of "quizzical" []

  • Suggesting puzzlement; questioning. (adjective)
  • Teasing; mocking: "His face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air” ( Lawrence Durrell). (adjective)
  • Eccentric; odd. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quizzical" in a sentence
  • "She opened her eyes to find him peering down at her, his expression quizzical."
  • "And because the Huskies don't travel to the Bay Area this season, a win like this would have been like scoring the word "quizzical" in Scrabble."
  • "His expression was quizzical and slightly concerned."