Definitions for inquisitiveɪnˈkwɪz ɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)(adj)

    showing curiosity

    "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"

  2. inquisitive(adj)

    inquiring or appearing to inquire

    "an inquiring look"; "the police are proverbially inquisitive"


  1. inquisitive(Adjective)

    Eager to acquire knowledge.

  2. inquisitive(Adjective)

    Too curious; overly interested; nosy.

  3. Origin: Late 14th Century, from Old French: inquisitif, from Late Latin: inquisitivus, from Latin: inquisitus, past participle of inquirere, also see: inquire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inquisitive(adj)

    disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer

  2. Inquisitive(adj)

    given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious

  3. Inquisitive(noun)

    a person who is inquisitive; one curious in research

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    An inquisitive mind is the only means of travelling from the world of expectations to Reality

  2. Omar Jamal:

    He was smart, he was inquisitive, he was asking questions, and for that, they tortured and killed him.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person is prudent if remains always an inquisitive student in the life’s school to learn to empower oneself from each experience of others and own.

  4. Frank Moore Colby:

    Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance

  5. Shaun Murphy:

    Computers, tablets, and smartphones are very inexpensive and [sometimes older devices are free] and internet access is just a coffee shop away, combine that with the energy and inquisitive nature of children and you have unlimited possibilities.

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