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[self-kwes-chuh-ning, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈkwɛs tʃə nɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
review or scrutiny of one's own motives or behavior.
Origin of self-questioning
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • So they choose self-indulgence instead of self-denial and self-esteem instead of self-questioning.
  • Be wary of being so honest and self-questioning that you sound incompetent.
  • The humor reaches such a crescendo of introspection and self-questioning that it ends up as its own best critic.
  • He has the self-questioning timber and tired, open face of someone long battered by doubt.
  • He arrived at a moment when contemporary art had been, for a decade or more, in a state of deep self-questioning.
  • The endlessly self-questioning author was now paying people to write nasty reviews of his work.
  • Your students will learn better when you teach them the skill of self-questioning.
  • Strategies addressed include self-questioning, making inferences, visualizing and making predictions.
  • The development and evaluation of a self-questioning study technique.
  • Your students will learn better when they are taught the skill of self-questioning.
British Dictionary definitions for self-questioning


doubting or questioning oneself or one's abilities
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