American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge.
- adj. Unduly curious and inquiring. See Synonyms at curious.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Addicted to inquiry or research; disposed to seek information; given to prying into matters; eagerly curious.
- Marked by inquiry; questioning; curious; hence, searching out; bringing to view.
- Synonyms Prying, etc. (see curious), inquiring.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.
- adj. Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious.
- n. A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.
- adj. showing curiosity
- adj. inquiring or appearing to inquire
- Late 14th Century, from Old French: inquisitif, from Late Latin: inquisitivus, from Latin: inquisitus, past participle of inquirere, also see: inquire. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English inquisitif, from Old French, from Late Latin inquīsītīvus, from Latin inquīsītus, past participle of inquīrere, to inquire; see inquire. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“First Impression: Walter is described as an inquisitive thinker who loves reading, chess, bird watching, and other old-fashioned activities.”
“ A pause, then, "What do you call the inquisitive lump of hair with the educated nose that accompanies you?”
“Obama also made it known -- much to the chagrin of many 'inquisitive' reporters --- that the buck stops with him.”
“As proof, he offers his observation that the natives he has met were "inquisitive" and "clever.”
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“I don't quite see why any one sh'd elect to take a hand in any such doin's unless he has to," the Kentuckian resumed, after a pause; "that census business seems kind of inquisitive some way to me.”
“She looked at Mrs. Bellew, on whose face was a kind of inquisitive compassion, with eyes that had never before held hatred.”
“But the war had not reached its end when, in 1645, a little group of students were to be seen in London, men "inquisitive," says one of them,”
“At length, Father Anthony gave a kind of inquisitive, dry cough, by way of experiment, which was instantly responded to by another cough equally dry and mysterious.”
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