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INQUIRING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inquiring mean? 

INQUIRING (noun)
  The noun INQUIRING has 1 sense:

1. a request for information

  Familiarity information: INQUIRING used as a noun is very rare.


INQUIRING (adjective)
  The adjective INQUIRING has 1 sense:

1. given to inquiry

  Familiarity information: INQUIRING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INQUIRING (noun)


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Meaning:

A request for information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

inquiring; questioning

Hypernyms ("inquiring" is a kind of...):

asking; request (the verbal act of requesting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "inquiring"):

challenge (questioning a statement and demanding an explanation)

enquiry; inquiry; interrogation; query; question (an instance of questioning)

examination; interrogation; interrogatory (formal systematic questioning)


INQUIRING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Given to inquiry

Context example:

an inquiring mind

Similar:

fact-finding; investigative; investigatory (designed to find information or ascertain facts)

inquisitive (inquiring or appearing to inquire)

inquisitorial (having the authority to conduct official investigations)

inquisitorial (marked by inquisitive interest; especially suggestive of an ecclesiastical inquisitor)

inquisitory; probing; searching (diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation)

Also:

curious (eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns))

Antonym:

uninquiring (not inquiring)


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