Share this entry

Share this page

inquisitive

Saltos de línea: in|quisi|tive
Pronunciación: /ɪnˈkwɪzɪtɪv
 
/

Definición de inquisitive en inglés:

adjetivo

1Having or showing an interest in learning things; curious: his poems reveal an intensely inquisitive mind
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This is one scientific journey that should interest those with an inquisitive mind.
  • I felt a calm but inquisitive interest in every thing.
  • I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything from flowers to television sets to motor cars.
1.1Unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying: I didn’t like to seem inquisitive
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Alas, this didn't work, and concern grew as my enquirer's questions became more inquisitive and her manner increasingly flirtatious.
  • Being the inquisitive, nosy guy that I am, I wanted to know what they would show about the movie before I saw the finished product.
  • They were quite intrusive and loud, and also inquisitive.
Sinónimos

Origen

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

Derivados

inquisitively

1
adverbio
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

2
sustantivo
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.

Definición de inquisitive en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día emulous
Pronunciación: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something