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Definition of: inquisitive

(in·kwizə·tiv) adjective
1. Given to questioning, especially for the gratification of curiosity; prying: an inquisitive busybody.
2. Inclined to the pursuit of knowledge. [<L inquisitus]
Synonyms: curious, inquiring, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, peeping, prying, scrutinizing, searching. An inquisitive person is one who is bent on finding out all that can be found out by inquiry, especially of little and personal matters, and hence is generally meddlesome and prying. Inquisitive may be used in a good sense, but in such connection inquiring is to be preferred; as, an inquiring mind. As applied to a state of mind, curious denotes a keen and rather pleasurable desire to know fully something to which one's attention has been called, but without the active tendency that inquisitive implies; a well–bred person may be curious to know, but will not be inquisitive in trying to ascertain what is of interest in the affairs of another. Antonyms: apathetic, careless, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested.

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