Definition of Quizzical

1. Adjective. Playfully vexing (especially by ridicule). "His face wore a somewhat quizzical almost impertinent air"

Exact synonyms: Mocking, Teasing
Similar to: Playful



2. Adjective. Perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know). "He had a quizzical expression"
Exact synonyms: Questioning
Similar to: Perplexed

Definition of Quizzical

1. a. Relating to quizzing; given to quizzing; of the nature of a quiz; farcical; sportive.

Definition of Quizzical

1. Adjective. Questioning or suggesting puzzlement. ¹

2. Adjective. Strange or eccentric. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quizzical

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quizzical

quizbook
quizbooks
quizlike
quizmaster
quizmasters
quizmistress
quizmistresses
quizshow
quizshows
quizzed
quizzer
quizzeries
quizzers
quizzery
quizzes
quizzical (current term)
quizzicalities
quizzicality
quizzically
quizzicalness
quizzify
quizzing
quizzings
quizzism
quizzy
quo
quo pro quid
quo warranto
quo warrantos

Literary usage of Quizzical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Yankey in London: Being the First Part of a Series of Letters Written by by Royall Tyler (1809)
"Bite—bamboozle—all the rage—quiz— quizzical—bore—horrid bore—/ owe you one—that's a good one. LONDON. My excellent Friend, THERE are certain scoria floating ..."

2. Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn, John Gibson Lockhart (1856)
"Let me unroll it, and see—why, it's something quizzical. Shepherd. Fling't owre. ... quizzical ..."

3. Two Hundred and Nine Days: Or, The Journal of a Traveller on the Continent by Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1827)
"... taste and various merits of this renowned painter; some other figures, and chiefly an angel, are quizzical, as I have no doubt they are in the original. ..."

4. Two Hundred and Nine Days: Or, The Journal of a Traveller on the Continent by Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1827)
"... and beauty ; and gives a high idea of the taste and various merits of this renowned painter; some other figures, and chiefly an angel, are quizzical, ..."

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