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Synonyms for question
ˈkwɛs tʃənques·tion

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  1. questionnoun

    proposition, issue, query, consideration, proposal, doubt, enquiry, inquiry, problem, motion, interrogation, topic, subject

  2. questionnoun

    To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.

    What is your question?

    enquiry, proposal, motion, interrogation, proposition, consideration, inquiry, topic, query, issue, subject, doubt, problem

  3. questionnoun

    A subject or topic for consideration or investigation.

    The question of seniority will be discussed at the meeting.

    inquiry, interrogation, proposal, motion, doubt, problem, topic, consideration, issue, subject, query, proposition, enquiry

  4. questionnoun

    An unknown.

    There was a question of which material to use.

    proposition, topic, motion, inquiry, interrogation, doubt, subject, consideration, proposal, problem, query, enquiry, issue

  5. questionnoun

    A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.

    His claim to the property has come under question.

    interrogation, subject, motion, inquiry, proposal, issue, consideration, doubt, problem, proposition, query, topic, enquiry

  6. questionnoun

    A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.

    I move that the question be put to a vote.

    proposition, inquiry, doubt, issue, consideration, topic, subject, proposal, interrogation, problem, motion, query, enquiry

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. questionnoun

    Doubt is a lack of conviction that may refer either to matters of belief or to matters of practise. As regards belief, while doubt is lack of conviction, disbelief is conviction, to the contrary; unbelief refers to a settled state of mind, generally accompanied with opposition of heart. Perplexity is active and painful; doubt may be quiescent. Perplexity presses toward a solution; doubt may be content to linger unresolved. Any improbable statement awakens incredulity. In theological usage unbelief and skepticism have a condemnatory force, as implying wilful rejection of manifest truth. As regards practical matters, uncertainty applies to the unknown or undecided; doubt implies some negative evidence. Suspense regards the future, and is eager and anxious; uncertainty may relate to any period, and be quite indifferent. Misgiving is ordinarily in regard to the outcome of something already done or decided; hesitation, indecision, and irresolution have reference to something that remains to be decided or done, and are due oftener to infirmity of will than to lack of knowledge. Distrust and suspicion apply especially to the motives, character, etc., of others, and are more decidedly adverse than doubt. Scruple relates to matters of conscience and duty.

    disbelief, distrust, doubt, doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, incredulity, indecision, irresolution, misgiving, perplexity, scruple, skepticism, suspense, suspicion, unbelief, uncertainty

    assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, conviction, decision, determination, persuasion, resolution, resolve

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. questionverb

    ask, inquire, interrogate, doubt, investigate, dubitate, controvert, dispute

    dictate, state, assert, pronounce, enunciate, concede, endorse, affirm, grant, allow

  2. questionnoun

    inquiry, interrogation, doubt, scrutiny, investigation, topic

    reply, response, solution, answer, explanation, admission, concession

Princeton's WordNet

  1. question, inquiry, enquiry, query, interrogationnoun

    an instance of questioning

    "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"

    examination, enquiry, doubtfulness, doubt, head, interrogation, query, motion, interrogatory, interrogative sentence, interrogative, research, inquiry, dubiousness


  2. question, headnoun

    the subject matter at issue

    "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"

    motion, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, nous, mind, head teacher, enquiry, head, point, top dog, brain, headland, query, inquiry, header, interrogation, principal, headspring, foreland, pass, chief, headway, read/write head, drumhead, head word, forefront, doubt, interrogative, capitulum, oral sex, fountainhead, caput, straits, dubiousness, doubtfulness, interrogative sentence


  3. question, interrogation, interrogative, interrogative sentencenoun

    a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply

    "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"

    examination, enquiry, interrogative mood, doubtfulness, doubt, head, interrogation, query, motion, interrogatory, interrogative sentence, interrogative, inquiry, dubiousness


  4. doubt, dubiousness, doubtfulness, questionnoun

    uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something

    "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"

    dubiety, incertitude, doubtfulness, doubt, interrogative sentence, dubiousness, uncertainty, query, motion, inquiry, head, interrogative, enquiry, interrogation


  5. motion, questionnoun

    a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote

    "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"

    interrogative sentence, dubiousness, doubtfulness, enquiry, motility, inquiry, apparent motion, movement, interrogation, query, apparent movement, gesture, motion, move, interrogative, head, doubt


  6. questionverb

    an informal reference to a marriage proposal

    "he was ready to pop the question"

    enquiry, doubtfulness, doubt, head, interrogation, query, motion, interrogative sentence, interrogative, inquiry, dubiousness


  7. question, oppugn, call into questionverb

    challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of

    "We must question your judgment in this matter"

    interrogate, oppugn, wonder, query, call into question, interview


  8. interrogate, questionverb

    pose a series of questions to

    "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"

    interrogate, oppugn, wonder, query, call into question, interview


  9. question, queryverb

    pose a question

    interrogate, oppugn, wonder, query, call into question, interview


  10. interview, questionverb

    conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting

    interrogate, oppugn, wonder, query, call into question, interview


  11. wonder, questionverb

    place in doubt or express doubtful speculation

    "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"

    inquire, interrogate, enquire, call into question, query, wonder, marvel, oppugn, interview


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. questionnoun

    interrogation, examination

  2. questionnoun

    interrogatory, query, inquiry

  3. questionnoun

    discussion, disquisition, investigation, trial

  4. questionnoun

    dispute, controversy, doubt

  5. questionnoun

    proposition, motion, topic, point

  6. questionverb

    interrogate, ask, catechise, examine, inquire of, put questions to

  7. questionverb

    doubt, query, controvert, dispute, call in question, hesitate to believe, consider questionable

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  1. Andrew Freedman:

    What this study does is ask the question as to the likelihood a child that is not circumcised at birth will go on to need a circumcision for well described medical reasons during their childhood, in the non-newborn there are many conditions for which circumcision would be an appropriate treatment.

  2. Andy Przybylski:

    Second, the study doesn't measure either digital media use or ADHD directly. For both the study relies on survey responses provided by the student in question. It is not clear if teachers or parents would rate the children similarly or if the self-reported measure of digital screen use is correlated with either actual behaviour or higher quality survey items, finally, because this was an exploratory study, instead of a registered or confirmatory study, the results must be understood as tentative.

  3. Tennessee Williams:

    Life is an unanswered question, but let's believe in the dignity and important of the question.

  4. Gideon Falter:

    Whilst anti-Semitism in Britain is not yet at the levels seen in most of Europe, the results of our survey should be a wakeup call, britain is at a tipping point: unless anti-Semitism is met with zero tolerance, it will continue to grow and British Jews may increasingly question their place in their own country.

  5. Joyce Bulifant:

    I always remember how generous Ann Nivens was in giving emotionally to others, i remember I asked Ann Nivens if Ann Nivens wanted to be part of an organization for abused children that I was supporting. And Ann Nivens did it, no question. I also remember when I was no longer part of the organization. Ann Nivens was being honored one day. I was in the back of the room.

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