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Definition of Inquisitive

Inquisitive
Inquisitive In*quis"i*tive, a. [OE. inquisitif, F. inquisitif.] 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. Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious. A young, inquisitive, and sprightly genius. --I. Watts. Syn: Inquiring; prying; curious; meddling; intrusive. Usage: 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.
Inquisitive
Inquisitive In*quis"i*tive, n. A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research. --Sir W. Temple.

Meaning of Inquisitive from wikipedia

- Inquisitive semantics is a framework in logic and natural language semantics. In inquisitive semantics, the semantic content of a sentence captures both...
- "careful, diligent, curious", akin to cura "care") is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by...
- understanding over knowledge. Sociologist of education Phillip Brown defined inquisitive learning as learning that is intrinsically motivated (e.g. by curiosity...
- Kesari was a male vanara who was brave and inquisitive by nature–and a chief. He was the father of Hanuman and husband of Añjanā. Ramayana's Yudha Kanda...
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- propositions in frameworks of formal semantics such as alternative semantics or inquisitive semantics. Questions are often conflated with interrogatives, which are...
- him is that he looks like Clark but has Lois' spitfire attitude and inquisitiveness." Jurgens also explains: "Lots of people might expect Jon to be something...
- Tibideaux on The Cosby Show, Nelson Minkler on Even Stevens, and Bobby the Inquisitive Boy on The Weird Al Show. "Gary LeRoi Gray (visual voices guide)". Behind...
- Descriptivism Direct reference theory Dramatism Dynamic semantics Expressivism Inquisitive semantics Linguistic determinism Mediated reference theory Nominalism...
- (Ronan O'Casey), all lived together at 66 Sycamore Street, next door to inquisitive neighbour Hetty Prout (Barbara Mitc****), her husband Sam (George Roderick)...