The definition of inquisitive is showing curiosity, or being eager to acquire information.
A reporter who is always asking questions is an example of someone who is inquisitive.
- inclined to ask many questions or seek information; eager to learn
- asking more questions than is necessary or proper; prying
Origin of inquisitiveMiddle English enquesitif from Old French inquisitif from Late Latin inquisitivus from Classical Latin inquisitus, past participle of inquirere: see inquire
- Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge: inquisitive investigators.
- Unduly curious and inquiring: “You will have privacy without inquisitive visitors and intrusive medical assessments” ( Elisabeth Noble )
Origin of inquisitiveMiddle English inquisitif from Old French from Late Latin inquīsītīvus from Latin inquīsītus past participle of inquīrere to inquire ; see inquire .
(comparative more inquisitive, superlative most inquisitive)