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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: inquisitive(0.00999 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to inquisitive.
English → English (WordNet)
adj 1: showing curiosity; “if someone saw a man climbing a light
post they might get inquisitive”; “raised a
speculative eyebrow” [syn: speculative, questioning,
2: inquiring or appearing to inquire; “an inquiring look”; “the
police are proverbially inquisitive” English → English (gcide)
Inquisitive \In*quis"i*tive\, a. [OE. inquisitif, F.
1. Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do
not concern the inquirer.
A wise man is not inquisitive about things
2. Given to examination, investigation, or research;
A young, inquisitive, and sprightly genius. --I.
Syn: Inquiring; prying; curious; meddling; intrusive.
Usage: Inquisitive, Curious, Prying. Curious denotes a
feeling, and inquisitive a habit. We are curious when
we desire to learn something new; we are inquisitive
when we set ourselves to gain it by inquiry or
research. Prying implies inquisitiveness, and is more
commonly used in a bad sense, as indicating a desire
to penetrate into the secrets of others.
[We] curious are to hear,
What happens new. --Milton.
This folio of four pages [a newspaper], happy
Which not even critics criticise; that holds
Inquisitive attention, while I read. --Cowper.
Nor need we with a prying eye survey
The distant skies, to find the Milky Way.
Inquisitive \In*quis"i*tive\, n.
A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research. --Sir