Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being inquisitive; the disposition to inquire, ask questions, or investigate; curiosity to learn: as, the inquisitiveness of the human mind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being inquisitive; the disposition to seek explanation and information; curiosity to learn what is unknown; esp., uncontrolled and impertinent curiosity.
- n. a state of active curiosity
“The caution is all the more necessary, as it is precisely the foreigner, who approaches a new language with a certain prying inquisitiveness, that is most apt to see life in vestigial features which the native is either completely unaware of or feels merely as dead form.”
“I only wish I had that kind of inquisitiveness and imagination.”
“Are you proud that he's got that kind of inquisitiveness?”
“I reckon I hadn't thought o 'there bein' more'n one kind of inquisitiveness," the mountaineer said, with a smile, "but if you say so, I s'pose it's all right.”
“It's that kind of inquisitiveness and willingness to work together that defines Asheville, right?”
“It’s the same kind of inquisitiveness you see in small children.”
“This proves to be sufficient fodder for Isabel's inquisitiveness.”
“Given the chance to thrive, "food" animals exhibit virtually every emotion and many behaviors some of us humans consider "ours" alone: joy, sadness, anger, impatience, contentment, jealousy, inquisitiveness, affection... and so on.”
“For others, the pathway to Islam was forged while trying to fill a spiritual void or satisfy some inquisitiveness after initiating formal academic research or an informal Google search on news related to Islam, the Muslim World, Islamist movements, terrorism, ongoing military conflicts or the Arab Spring.”
“And schools need cultures of inquisitiveness and experimentation among the staff so that that drift happens faster.”
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