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Definition 1: showing curiosity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inquisitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for inquisitive in the sense of this definition

(inquisitive is similar to ...) eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)

"a curious child is a teacher's delight" "a trap door that made me curious" "curious investigators" "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers" "curious about the neighbor's doings"

Definition 2: inquiring or appearing to inquire - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inquisitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inquiring look
  • the police are proverbially inquisitive

(inquisitive is similar to ...) given to inquiry

"an inquiring mind"

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