What does inquisitive mean?

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inquisitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inquisitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Burrs:

    It was difficult, they ask a lot of questions. Like their mom, they’re very inquisitive.

  2. Siddharth Astir:

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

  3. Omar Jamal:

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

  4. Aaron Shorthouse:

    It was (hard to watch), especially seeing a young fellow like this after five and a half hours, he was a bit inquisitive...but he's good now.

  5. 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.

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