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1. Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge: inquisitive investigators.
2. Unduly curious and inquiring: "You will have privacy without inquisitive visitors and intrusive medical assessments" (Elisabeth Noble).

[Middle English inquisitif, from Old French, from Late Latin inquīsītīvus, from Latin inquīsītus, past participle of inquīrere, to inquire; see inquire.]

in·quis′i·tive·ly adv.
in·quis′i·tive·ness n.
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Adv.1.inquisitively - with curiosity; "the baby looked around curiously"
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[ɪnˈkwɪzɪtɪvlɪ] ADVcon curiosidad




[ɪnˈkwɪzɪtɪvlɪ] advcon troppa curiosità


(inˈkwizətiv) adjective
eager to find out about other people's affairs. He was rather inquisitive about the cost of our house; inquisitive neighbours.
inˈquisitively adverb
inˈquisitiveness noun
References in classic literature ?
A fox, startled from his sleep by her light footstep on the leaves, looked inquisitively at Pearl, as doubting whether it were better to steal off, or renew his nap on the same spot.
Good night, citizen," said Sydney Carton, pausing in going by; for, the man eyed him inquisitively.
And the mere sight of the torment, with his fishy eyes and mouth open, his sandy hair inquisitively on end, and his waistcoat heaving with windy arithmetic, made me vicious in my reticence.
The Mouse looked at her rather inquisitively, and seemed to her to wink with one of its little eyes, but it said nothing.
Disorder, the remains of dinner, a broken wine-glass on the floor, spilt wine, cigarette ends, fumes of drink and delirium in my brain, an agonising misery in my heart and finally the waiter, who had seen and heard all and was looking inquisitively into my face.
Athos, as the name of Raoul was pronounced, looked inquisitively at D'Artagnan, in order to see if any curiosity was painted on his face.
And pray, sir," said Maria, bending her eyes inquisitively toward the youth, "if she want it, what has she done with it
Bruno looked at me inquisitively, but he said nothing this time.
She raised to me not her eyes but her whole face, inquisitively - perhaps in appeal.
For some moments he remained silent, merely looking me inquisitively in the face.
Farmer Groby had espied the two figures from the distance, and had inquisitively ridden across, to learn what was their business in his field.
Nastasia Philipovna looked at him inquisitively, but did not laugh.