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questioning (n.)

"the act of interrogating," c. 1600, verbal noun from question (v.). Questioning pitch for "rising intonation of an interrogative sentence" is by 1906.

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Definitions of questioning
1
questioning (adj.)
showing curiosity;
Synonyms: inquisitive / speculative / wondering
questioning (adj.)
perplexed (as if being expected to know something that you do not know);
Synonyms: quizzical
questioning (adj.)
marked by or given to doubt;
Synonyms: doubting / skeptical / sceptical
2
questioning (n.)
a request for information;
Synonyms: inquiring
From wordnet.princeton.edu