[ in-kwahyuhr-ing ]
/ ɪnˈkwaɪər ɪŋ /
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seeking facts, information, or knowledge: an inquiring mind.
curious; probing; inquisitive in seeking facts: an inquiring reporter.
scrutinizing; questioning: He looked at his father with inquiring eyes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM inquiringin·quir·ing·ly, adverbnon·in·quir·ing, adjectivenon·in·quir·ing·ly, adverbun·in·quir·ing, adjective
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How to use inquiring in a sentence
At the lilt in her voice Mollie, at her end of the wire, sat up and stared inquiringly into the black mouth of the telephone.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
They stopped a while at mid-day at an outlying farm, but Winston glanced inquiringly at Alfreton when one of the sleighs went on.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
He came, and stood looking at them inquiringly, picturesque in his wide hat and his fringed deerskin jacket.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss
Wilder slowly drew himself up and looked inquiringly at Tootles.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
A squat robot with undulating arms passed by him, its arms weaving inquiringly.Second Variety|Philip Kindred Dick
British Dictionary definitions for inquiring
/ (ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ) /
seeking or tending to seek answers, information, etcan inquiring mind
Derived forms of inquiringinquiringly, adverb
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