inquiring

[ in-kwahyuhr-ing ]
/ ɪnˈkwaɪər ɪŋ /

adjective

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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Origin of inquiring

First recorded in 1595–1605; inquire + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM inquiring

in·quir·ing·ly, adverbnon·in·quir·ing, adjectivenon·in·quir·ing·ly, adverbun·in·quir·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inquiring

inquiring
/ (ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ) /

adjective

seeking or tending to seek answers, information, etcan inquiring mind

Derived forms of inquiring

inquiringly, adverb
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