inquisitive

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late 14th century, from Old French inquisitif, from Late Latin inquisitivus, from Latin inquisitus, past participle of inquirere. See also inquire.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: ĭngkwĭz'ətĭv, IPA(key): /ɪŋˈkwɪzətɪv/

AdjectiveEdit

inquisitive (comparative more inquisitive, superlative most inquisitive)

  1. Eager to acquire knowledge.
    • (Can we date this quote by I. Watts and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      A young, inquisitive, and sprightly genius.
  2. Too curious; overly interested; nosy.

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inquisitive

  1. feminine singular of inquisitif

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inquisitive

  1. feminine plural of inquisitivo