- 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.
inquisitive definition by Webster's New World
- inclined to ask many questions or seek information; eager to learn
- asking more questions than is necessary or proper; prying
Origin: Middle English enquesitif ; from Old French inquisitif ; from Late Latin inquisitivus ; from Classical Latin inquisitus, past participle of inquirere: see inquire
inquisitive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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