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quizzical

[kwiz-i-kuh l] /ˈkwɪz ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
odd, queer, or comical.
2.
questioning or puzzled:
a quizzical expression on her face.
3.
derisively questioning, ridiculing, or chaffing.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; quiz + -ical
Related forms
quizzicality, quizzicalness, noun
quizzically, adverb
unquizzical, adjective
unquizzically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for quizzicality

quizzical

/ˈkwɪzɪkəl/
adjective
1.
questioning and mocking or supercilious: a quizzical look
Derived Forms
quizzicality, noun
quizzically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for quizzicality

quizzical

adj.

1789, from quiz "odd or eccentric person" (1782), of unknown origin (see quiz (n.)) + -ical. Related: Quizzically.

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