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Synonyms for inquisitive
ɪnˈkwɪz ɪ tɪvin·quis·i·tive

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inquisitive

    An inquisitive person is one who is bent on finding out all that can be found out by inquiry, especially of little and personal matters, and hence is generally meddlesome and prying. Inquisitive may be used in a good sense, tho in such connection inquiring is to be preferred; as, an inquiring mind. As applied to a state of mind, curious denotes a keen and rather pleasurable desire to know fully something to which one's attention has been called, but without the active tendency that inquisitive implies; a well-bred person may be curious to know, but will not be inquisitive in trying to ascertain, what is of interest in the affairs of another.

    Synonyms:
    curious, inquiring, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, peeping, prying, scrutinizing, searching

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, careless, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested

    Preposition:
    Inquisitive about, concerning, in regard to, regarding trifles.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inquisitive

    Synonyms:
    prying, peeping, meddling, curious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)adjective

    showing curiosity

    "if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive"; "raised a speculative eyebrow"

    Antonyms:
    incurious, uninquiring, uninquisitive

  2. inquisitiveadjective

    inquiring or appearing to inquire

    "an inquiring look"; "the police are proverbially inquisitive"

    Synonyms:
    speculative, questioning, wondering(a)

    Antonyms:
    uninquiring, incurious, uninquisitive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inquisitiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    curious, prying, peering, scrutinizing, given to research

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inquisitiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    inquiring, mousing, curious, intrusive, prying, meddlesome

    Antonyms:
    indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inquisitive":

    curious, indiscreet, nosey

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How to use inquisitive in a sentence?

  1. Kelly Johnson-Arbor:

    Children are naturally inquisitive, that's why it's not uncommon to see children getting into these cleaning products.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person is prudent if remains always an inquisitive student in the life’s school to learn to empower oneself from each experience of others and own.

  3. Aaron Shorthouse:

    It was (hard to watch), especially seeing a young fellow like this after five and a half hours, he was a bit inquisitive...but he's good now.

  4. Siddharth Astir:

    An inquisitive mind is the only means of travelling from the world of expectations to Reality

  5. Rebeca Blanco-Grijalva:

    I am a third-grade teacher in an impoverished elementary school, my students are inquisitive, voracious readers who are craving to discover the newest adventure in their favorite book series.

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