interrogative :

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  • n  a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
  • n  some linguists consider interrogative sentences to constitute a mood
  • a  relating to verbs in the so-called interrogative mood
    not all questions have an interrogative construction
  • a  relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation

  • Not until they looked thoroughly satisfied did Surgeon Hallenbeck raise an interrogative eyebrow and ask, "Scalpel?" At Didier's permissive nod, without which he would not have .
  • Against their cool responses, interrogative reporting of the Mike Wallace-Dan Rather school seems out of season, overheated and hectoring.
  • The doctor can then direct the machine toward one condition in particular, or switch the computer to an interrogative mode, in which it will ask for additional pertinent facts.

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