Inquisitive Definition

Inclined to ask many questions or seek information; eager to learn.
Webster's New World
Asking more questions than is necessary or proper; prying.
Webster's New World
Unduly curious and inquiring.
American Heritage

Eager to acquire knowledge.


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

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