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inquisitive

in·quis·i·tive

inquisitive

 
pronunciation:
ihn kwI z tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: given to questioning and inquiring; desirous of learning.
She was an inquisitive child whose favorite pastime was searching through encyclopedias.
synonyms:
curious, inquiring, questioning
antonyms:
incurious
similar words:
interested, investigative, probing, searching
definition 2: exceptionally and annoyingly curious; prying.
As she and her friend got out of the taxi, her inquisitive neighbor was watching from her window as usual.
synonyms:
curious, nosy, prying
similar words:
intrusive, meddlesome, snooping
 
part of speech: noun
definition: one or more inquisitive persons (prec. by the).
similar words:
busybody, Nosy Parker, questioner, snoop
derivations: inquisitively (adv.), inquisitiveness (n.)
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The word inquisitive contains the following part:
quer, ques, quir, quis, quest Latin root that means ask, seek