Asking vs Questioning - What's the difference?

asking | questioning |


As verbs the difference between asking and questioning

is that asking is while questioning is .

As nouns the difference between asking and questioning

is that asking is the act or process of posing a question or making a request while questioning is the action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.

As an adjective questioning is

characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.

asking

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act or process of posing a question or making a request.
  • His asking was greeted with silence.
  • (Rare in the singular) A request, or petition.
  • * 2005 , The Woman's Book of Resilience: 12 Qualities to Cultivate , by Beth Miller - Page 125
  • * After many askings, pleadings, and episodes, all leading to nothing, she finally slumped down at the side of a well in a village where she was unknown.
  • Usage notes

    * Normally found in plural, or in set phrases such as for the asking .

    Anagrams

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    questioning

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry.
  • The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.
  • Interrogation
  • Adjective

    (head)
  • Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.
  • Verb

    (head)