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English → English (WordNet) Definition: inquisitive inquisitive adj 1: showing curiosity; “if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive”; “raised a speculative eyebrow” [syn: speculative, questioning, wondering(a)] 2: inquiring or appearing to inquire; “an inquiring look”; “the police are proverbially inquisitive”
English → English (gcide) Definition: Inquisitive Inquisitive \In*quis"i*tive\, a. [OE. inquisitif, F. inquisitif.] 1. Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer. [1913 Webster] A wise man is not inquisitive about things impertinent. --Broome. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious. [1913 Webster] A young, inquisitive, and sprightly genius. --I. Watts. 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. [1913 Webster] [We] curious are to hear, What happens new. --Milton. [1913 Webster] This folio of four pages [a newspaper], happy work! Which not even critics criticise; that holds Inquisitive attention, while I read. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Nor need we with a prying eye survey The distant skies, to find the Milky Way. --Creech. [1913 Webster] Inquisitive \In*quis"i*tive\, n. A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research. --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]


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