an inquisitive person: thick curtains to frustrate inquisitives.
- in·quis·i·tive·ly, adverb
- in·quis·i·tive·ness, noun
- su·per·in·quis·i·tive, adjective
- su·per·in·quis·i·tive·ly, adverb
- un·in·quis·i·tive, adjective
- un·in·quis·i·tive·ly, adverb
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How to use inquisitive in a sentence
“Highly inquisitive, highly playful, always cheerful,” he recalls.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch | Michael Daly | November 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But what about the eloquent, book smart, interesting, quirky, inquisitive black woman, you ask?Lifetime’s ‘Girlfriend Intervention’: The Fairy Black Mothers TV Doesn’t Need | Phoebe Robinson | September 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the crowd at my reading was attentive, inquisitive—and willing to spend money on printed books.
Friends say he was a highly inquisitive man and kept his ear close to the ground.
As Gondry asks Chomsky about his childhood, the answer soon becomes clear: a skeptical, inquisitive, combative mind.
Gaze not upon another man's wife, and be not inquisitive after his handmaid, and approach not her bed.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Some were inquisitive enough to ask, Has a treaty been signed or a trick been played upon the rebels?The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He hands a lady out; her pale blue silk domino hides her effectually from the inquisitive gaze of the crowd.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
No more inquisitive cruisers ready to let fly a salvo at anything that stirs.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The man's nature was inquisitive, and he was indulging idle conjectures as to what might be the news this courier brought.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for inquisitive
excessively curious, esp about the affairs of others; prying
eager to learn; inquiring
- inquisitively, adverb
- inquisitiveness, noun
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