Origin of inquisitive
Examples from the Web for inquisitive
Indeed, the crowd at my reading was attentive, inquisitive—and willing to spend money on printed books.
As Gondry asks Chomsky about his childhood, the answer soon becomes clear: a skeptical, inquisitive, combative mind.
Like Socrates, Street Epistemologists are to understand themselves as inquisitive teachers, not combative lecturers.Atheist Philosopher Peter Boghossian’s Guide to Converting Believers|Michael Schulson|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I was inquisitive and knew I had the ideal partner to explore new territory with.
She was smart, athletic, inquisitive, a force to be reckoned with.
The heavy shutters and ponderous doors are always locked, except when some inquisitive foreigner desires to view.The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe|Ernest Young
His inquisitive nose now drew him to a small bag of tobacco beside which lay a much blackened cob pipe.Followers of the Trail|Zoe Meyer
Then he seized it and hurled it directly at the inquisitive head.The Scouts of the Valley|Joseph A. Altsheler
How inquisitive the creature was, yet how seldom would it feed from the hand.
I had no inquisitive tendencies, and I was just at the age when people take the future for granted.Willing to Die|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
late 14c., from Old French inquisitif, from Late Latin inquisitivus "making inquiry," from Latin inquisit-, past participle stem of inquirere (see inquire).
An housbonde shal nat been Inquisityf of goddes pryuetee nor of his wyf. [Chaucer, "Miller's Prologue"]
Related: Inquisitively; inquisitiveness.