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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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inquisitive

    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"

    incurious, uninquiring, uninquisitive

  2. inquisitiveadjective

    inquiring or appearing to inquire

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

    speculative, questioning, wondering(a)

    uninquiring, incurious, uninquisitive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inquisitiveadjective

    curious, prying, peering, scrutinizing, given to research

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inquisitiveadjective

    inquiring, mousing, curious, intrusive, prying, meddlesome

    indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inquisitive":

    curious, indiscreet, nosey

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  1. Eindhoven University of Technology:

    Ivo Jongsma supervisors enjoyed working with Ivo Jongsma, not only because of Ivo Jongsma enormous talent, but also because Ivo Jongsma is a very kindhearted and inquisitive boy, the door is therefore still open for Ivo Jongsma to resume the study as long as the conditions remain realistic.

  2. Paul Williams:

    He was very inquisitive and came right up to the boat, maybe he could smell food, or maybe he could smell us!

  3. 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.

  4. Libby Birmingham:

    I'm trying to get them to be inquisitive and asking questions.

  5. Frank Moore Colby:

    Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance

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