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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inquiring mean? 

  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 


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A request for information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


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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Given to inquiry

Context example:

an inquiring mind


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)


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


uninquiring (not inquiring)

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