Inquisitive

Definition of Inquisitive

In`quis´i`tive
a.1.Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.
A wise man is not inquisitive about things impertinent.
- Broome.
2.Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious.
A young, inquisitive, and sprightly genius.
- I. Watts.
[We] curious are to hear,
What happens new.
- Milton.
This folio of four pages [a newspaper], happy work!
Which not even critics criticise; that holds
Inquisitive attention, while I read.
- Cowper.
Nor need we with a prying eye survey
The distant skies, to find the Milky Way.
- Creech.
n.1.A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.

Related Words

agape, agog, all agog, analytical, burning with curiosity, busy, busybody, consumed with curiosity, curious, exploring, forward, ghoulish, gossipy, impertinent, inquisitorial, interested, intrusive, investigative, itchy, meddlesome, morbid, morbidly curious, officious, open-eyed, openmouthed, overcurious, presumptuous, probing, prurient, pushing, pushy, questioning, quizzical, scopophiliac, self-appointed, snooping, supercurious, voyeuristic
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