inquiring

[ in-kwahyuh r-ing ]
/ ɪnˈkwaɪər ɪŋ /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. inquiline,
  2. inquilinous,
  3. inquire,
  4. inquire after,
  5. inquirer,
  6. inquiringly,
  7. inquiry,
  8. inquisition,
  9. inquisitionist,
  10. inquisitive

Origin of inquiring

First recorded in 1595–1605; inquire + -ing2

Related formsin·quir·ing·ly, adverbnon·in·quir·ing, adjectivenon·in·quir·ing·ly, adverbun·in·quir·ing, adjective

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inquiring

/ (ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ) /

adjective

seeking or tending to seek answers, information, etcan inquiring mind
Derived Formsinquiringly, adverb

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