Origin of inquisitive
Examples from the Web for inquisitively
It occurred to me that once or twice I had seen her eyes fixed on Hungerford inquisitively, and not free from antipathy.Mrs. Falchion, Complete|Gilbert Parker
They looked up and stared at us inquisitively, but without moving.The Swiss Family Robinson|Johann David Wyss
Many promenaders look on inquisitively, and more than one brow lowers.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
This extraordinary man had refused to enter into the details which she inquisitively craved.The Inside of the Cup, Complete|Winston Churchill
And who is that dark, dignified man in the Turkish costume, around whom the ladies have clustered so inquisitively?Edmond Dants|Edmund Flagg
British Dictionary definitions for inquisitively
Word Origin and History for inquisitively
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.