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INQUISITIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inquisitive mean? 

INQUISITIVE (adjective)
  The adjective INQUISITIVE has 2 senses:

1. showing curiosity
2. inquiring or appearing to inquire

  Familiarity information: INQUISITIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INQUISITIVE (adjective)


Sense 1inquisitive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Showing curiosity

Synonyms:

inquisitive; wondering; questioning; speculative

Context examples:

if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive / raised a speculative eyebrow

Similar:

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


Sense 2inquisitive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inquiring or appearing to inquire

Context examples:

an inquiring look / the police are proverbially inquisitive

Similar:

inquiring (given to inquiry)


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