Definition of inquisitive in English:

inquisitive

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkwɪzɪtɪv
 
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adjective

Derivatives

inquisitively

adverb
More example sentences
  • I paused to watch, and a few minutes later, several monkeys emerged from the dense forest and came to sit on a piece of dead wood jutting into the water, eyeing me up inquisitively.
  • You see, the ladies are quite fond of him - a few fans showed up at the store to inquisitively glance around for signs of his presence.
  • A tiny multicoloured parrot flew from shoulder to shoulder to peer at us inquisitively, while a small tame monkey searched for fleas in our hair.

inquisitiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • This also helps foster inquisitiveness, curiosity, pragmatism in decision making, and creative thinking.
  • Good science requires intense inquisitiveness and intense curiosity.
  • Whilst not pleasant or acceptable behavior, this sounds more like adolescent experimentation and sexual inquisitiveness rather that really serious assault.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French inquisitif, -ive, from late Latin inquisitivus, from the verb inquirere (see enquire).

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