The definition of inquisitive is showing curiosity, or being eager to acquire information.adjective
A reporter who is always asking questions is an example of someone who is inquisitive.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- inclined to ask many questions or seek information; eager to learn
- asking more questions than is necessary or proper; prying
Origin: ME enquesitif < OFr inquisitif < LL inquisitivus < L inquisitus, pp. of inquirere: see inquire
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- Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge.
- Unduly curious and inquiring. See Synonyms at curious.
Origin: Middle English inquisitif, from Old French, from Late Latin inquīsītīvus, from Latin inquīsītus, past participle of inquīrere, to inquire; see inquire.
- in·quisˈi·tive·ly adverb
- in·quisˈi·tive·ness noun