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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.8 / 4 votes

  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 Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  1. inquisitive

    Synonyms:
    prying, peeping, meddling, curious

Princeton's WordNet3.4 / 5 votes

  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 Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. inquisitiveadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. inquisitiveadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested

PPDB, the paraphrase database5.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "inquisitive":

    curious, indiscreet, nosey

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How to use inquisitive in a sentence?

  1. Christopher Petrella:

    White folk have to be in enduring, committed, loving, respectful, inquisitive, humanistic relationships with folk who are not white, with people of color, in order to do this work in a way that doesn't create further harm.

  2. Shaun Murphy:

    Computers, tablets, and smartphones are very inexpensive and [sometimes older devices are free] and internet access is just a coffee shop away, combine that with the energy and inquisitive nature of children and you have unlimited possibilities.

  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. Paul Williams:

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

  5. Edith Hamilton:

    There are few efforts more conducive to humility than that of the translator trying to communicate an incommunicable beauty. Yet, unless we do try, something unique and never surpassed will cease to exist except in the libraries of a few inquisitive book lovers.


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