Definition of enquiring in English:

enquiring

Line breaks: en|quir¦ing
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkwʌɪərɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • 1Showing an interest in learning new things: an open, enquiring mind
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    • Pupils at the college are encouraged to adopt an active investigational approach to their learning, designed to stimulate an enquiring mind.
    • They raise so many questions for the enquiring mind…
    • Perhaps there's an interesting story there for enquiring journalists.
    Synonyms
    inquisitive, curious, interested, questioning, probing, investigative, analytical, analytic, exploring, searching, scrutinizing; burning with curiosity, dying to know
  • 1.1(Of a look) suggesting that information is sought: he sent her an enquiring glance
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    • This solicited a enquiring look from Jeanette and Dave.
    • ‘One condition’ spoke Eve suddenly, and he turned an enquiring look on her.
    • He gave her an enquiring look, but she ignored him, and motioned for him to follow her toward the horses.

Derivatives

enquiringly

adverb
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  • But Bernie saw me staring, and looked enquiringly over at me.
  • He looked around enquiringly and saw my book sitting on the table.
  • She turned to Ian enquiringly, as the boy scrabbled frantically on the floor looking for coins.

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