- 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.
Origin of inquiring
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Examples from the Web for inquiringly
A tall youth emerged from the dusk and looked at them inquiringly.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
The schoolmaster glanced at me inquiringly and I corroborated the lad's accusation.City of Endless Night
He obeyed her with obvious surprise, then looked at her inquiringly.People of Position
Stanley Portal Hyatt
He then lights a cigarette and holds it up to her inquiringly.The Book of Khalid
The boy at her side Polly had never spoken with, but now she turned to him inquiringly.Polly of Lady Gay Cottage
Emma C. Dowd
- seeking or tending to seek answers, information, etcan inquiring mind
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