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Definition of "inquisitive" []

  • Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge. (adjective)
  • Unduly curious and inquiring. See Synonyms at curious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inquisitive" in a sentence
  • "First Impression: Walter is described as an inquisitive thinker who loves reading, chess, bird watching, and other old-fashioned activities."
  • "" A pause, then, "What do you call the inquisitive lump of hair with the educated nose that accompanies you?"
  • "Kea, the world's only snow line-dwelling parrot, are widely known as inquisitive birds who appear to take delight in attacking rubber items like windshield wiper blades."