- given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious: an inquisitive mind.
- unduly or inappropriately curious; prying.
- an inquisitive person: thick curtains to frustrate inquisitives.
Origin of inquisitive
Examples from the Web for uninquisitive
In some sense, the religion of the timorous and uninquisitive is true.Jane Talbot
Charles Brockden Brown
It seemed as if the young baronet would turn out as confiding and uninquisitive as the old one.The Weird Sisters, Volume II (of 3)
Uninquisitive, un-in-kwiz′i-tiv, adj. not inquisitive or curious.
She seldom saw Wallie, and she found her hostess tactful, kindly and uninquisitive.The Breaking Point
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- excessively curious, esp about the affairs of others; prying
- eager to learn; inquiring
Word Origin and History for uninquisitive
late 14c., from Old French inquisitif, from Late Latin inquisitivus "making inquiry," from Latin inquisit-, past participle stem of inquirere (see inquire).
An housbonde shal nat been Inquisityf of goddes pryuetee nor of his wyf. [Chaucer, "Miller's Prologue"]
Related: Inquisitively; inquisitiveness.