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inquisitive

INQUIS'ITIVE, a. s as z. Apt to ask questions; addicted to inquiry; inclined to seek information by questions; followed by about or after. He was very inquisitive about or after news. Children are usually inquisitive.

1. Inclined to seek knowledge by discussion, investigation or observation; given to research. He possesses an inquisitive mind or disposition. We live in an inquisitive age.

INQUIS'ITIVE, n. A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.




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INQUIS'ITIVE, a. s as z. Apt to ask questions; addicted to inquiry; inclined to seek information by questions; followed by about or after. He was very inquisitive about or after news. Children are usually inquisitive.

1. Inclined to seek knowledge by discussion, investigation or observation; given to research. He possesses an inquisitive mind or disposition. We live in an inquisitive age.

INQUIS'ITIVE, n. A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.


IN-QUIS'I-TIVE, a. [s as z.]

  1. Apt to ask questions; addicted to inquiry; inclined to seek information by questions; followed by about or after. He was very inquisitive about or after news. Children are usually inquisitive.
  2. Inclined to seek knowledge by discussion, investigation or observation; given to research. He possesses an inquisitive mind or disposition. We live in an inquisitive age.

IN-QUIS'I-TIVE, n.

A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research. Temple.


In*quis"i*tive
  1. Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.

    A wise man is not inquisitive about things impertinent. Broome.

  2. A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.

    Sir W. Temple.
  3. Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious.

    A young, inquisitive, and sprightly genius. I. Watts.

    Syn. -- Inquiring; prying; curious; meddling; intrusive. - - Inquisitive, Curious, Prying. Curious denotes a feeling, and inquisitive a habit. We are curious when we desire to learn something new; we are inquisitive when we set ourselves to gain it by inquiry or research. Prying implies inquisitiveness, and is more commonly used in a bad sense, as indicating a desire to penetrate into the secrets of others.

    [We] curious are to hear,
    What happens new.
    Milton.

    This folio of four pages [a newspaper], happy work!
    Which not even critics criticise; that holds
    Inquisitive attention, while I read.
    Cowper.

    Nor need we with a prying eye survey
    The distant skies, to find the Milky Way.
    Creech.

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Inquisitive

INQUIS'ITIVE, adjective s as z. Apt to ask questions; addicted to inquiry; inclined to seek information by questions; followed by about or after. He was very inquisitive about or after news. Children are usually inquisitive

1. Inclined to seek knowledge by discussion, investigation or observation; given to research. He possesses an inquisitive mind or disposition. We live in an inquisitive age.

INQUIS'ITIVE, noun A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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