Inquisitive meaning

ĭn-kwĭzĭ-tĭv
Eager to acquire knowledge.
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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.

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Asking more questions than is necessary or proper; prying.
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Unduly curious and inquiring.
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Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge.

Inquisitive investigators.

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Too curious; overly interested; nosy.
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Inclined to ask many questions or seek information; eager to learn.
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Origin of inquisitive

  • Middle English inquisitif from Old French from Late Latin inquīsītīvus from Latin inquīsītus past participle of inquīrere to inquire inquire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late 14th Century, from Old French inquisitif, from Late Latin inquisitivus, from Latin inquisitus, past participle of inquirere. See also inquire.

    From Wiktionary