Synonyms for question

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : kwes-chuhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkwɛs tʃən

Top 10 synonyms for question Other synonyms for the word question

Définition of question

Origin :
  • early 13c., "philosophical or theological problem;" early 14c. as "utterance meant to elicit an answer or discussion," also as "a difficulty, a doubt," from Anglo-French questiun, Old French question "question, difficulty, problem; legal inquest, interrogation, torture," from Latin quaestionem (nominative quaestio) "a seeking, a questioning, inquiry, examining, judicial investigation," noun of action from past participle stem of quaerere "ask, seek" (see query (v.)).
  • No question "undoubtedly" is from mid-15c; no questions asked "accountability not required" is from 1879 (especially in newspaper advertisements seeking the return of something lost or stolen). Question mark is from 1849, sometimes also question stop (1862); figurative use is from 1869. To be out of the question (c.1700) is to be not pertinent to the subject, hence "not to be considered."
  • noun asking for answer
  • noun controversy, doubt
  • noun issue, point at issue
  • verb ask for answer
  • verb doubt
Example sentences :
  • A vote was taken on the question of exile, and the black pebbles predominated.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Whether it had ever been painted, was a question not easily solved.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • These losses are doubtless irreparable so far as the stocks in question are concerned.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Arrived at Calcutta, the question arose: "What shall we do with him?"
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • After watching Hope for a time in silence, she began to question her.
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • From that moment on, no Jew dared to question the authority of Moses.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • To be indifferent to it, or independent of it, was out of the question.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • This question was addressed to the lady, who drew back, and made no reply.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • You are going to question me, I suppose, why your sister is not thought of for Mr. Solmes?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • You may guess what your father's first question on his return will be.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson

Antonyms for question

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