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Synonyms for quizzical

Synonyms for quizzical

playfully vexing (especially by ridicule)

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

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What I think will always remind me of Ryan at his very best, decades after he has retires, is that when he has done some amazing dribbling followed up by a spot-on shot into the top corner he will turn back towards the centre spot for the game to restart with an almost apologetic quizzical half-smile.
All of this, and Barron was one of the country's leading probation experts, so it's little wonder we raise a quizzical eyebrow at his two years and nine months prison term.
The extent to which Members of Parliament claim for second homes is, unsurprisingly, a matter of great interest to most members of the public who view the perk with a quizzical nod and a wink, since they experience nothing nearly so incredibly generous in their own working arrangements.
decades later, one Daniel Libeskind was running another Cranbrook class that could spawn Jesse Reiser, Ben Nicholson, Karl Chu, Raoul Bunschoten, Donald Bates and Hani Rashid--names that have lately formed and informed the more quizzical corners of the English-speaking architectural world.
The remark draws a quizzical look, via rear-view mirror, from Rome, the most rotten of the evil diamond thieves.
Bring up the subject about organically produced agricultural products for use in textiles and the subject is often met with a quizzical response, if not total apathy.
The J-Street Project's programmatic aspect inescapably invokes the work of August Sander, Eugene Atget, and photography's archival histories; in passing, it also raises a quizzical eyebrow in the direction of German photography's more recent photo-archival genre.
I have been a bookplate collector for many years and when I try to explain my hobby I am often met with quizzical looks as people think of a bookplate as any printed artwork, photograph or etching in a book.
Schreiber, owner of Rokem Needle Arts, told IsraelNationalNews, "A typical response to my Ummat Yisra'il Hiyya hat is sort of a quizzical look and then a question, 'What does it say?
The California Historical Society recently exhibited a retrospective of his work and published The Quizzical Eye: The Photography of Rondal Partridge by Elizabeth Partridge and Sally Stein.
Adopt a quizzical air as if you can't quite figure out why they would say whatever they have said.
Some were quite positive, some merely quizzical, and some were angry," he said.
My suggestion received what I like to call the "RCA dog" response: a quizzical look followed by the listener's head cocking to one side, eyes wide open.
I'll ask about a great player from the past and when they give me a quizzical look I'll tell them: 'You never heard of George Mikan?
In one session I talked about my 'other voice' to her, and she was quizzical about that," he says.