questioning (part of speech: verb)
quizzical, analytical, interpolating, challenging, catechizing, cross-examining, inquisitive, delving, disputing, maieutic, surveying, examining, canvassing, investigating, exploring, contemplating, Socratic, asking, heuristic, interrogating, polling, quizzing, speculative, interested, contemplative, debating, interrogative
requesting (part of speech: verb)
- She still looked at me with steady, inquiring eyes. - "The Two Destinies", Wilkie Collins.
- Mr Green gave him a glance curious and inquiring. - "Janet's Love and Service", Margaret M Robertson.
- Ellen herself opened the conversation by inquiring for his aunt. - "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.