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In*quis"i*tive (?), a. [OE. inquisitif, F. inquisitif.] 1. Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.
A wise man is not inquisitive about things impertinent. Broome.
2. Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious.
A young, inquisitive, and sprightly genius. I. Watts.
Syn. -- Inquiring; prying; curious; meddling; intrusive. -- Inquisitive, Curious, Prying. Curious denotes a feeling, and inquisitive a habit. We are curious when we desire to learn something new; we are inquisitive when we set ourselves to gain it by inquiry or research. Prying implies inquisitiveness, and is more commonly used in a bad sense, as indicating a desire to penetrate into the secrets of others.
[We] curious are to hear, Milton.
What happens new.
This folio of four pages [a newspaper], happy work! Cowper.
Which not even critics criticise; that holds
Inquisitive attention, while I read.
Nor need we with a prying eye survey Creech.
The distant skies, to find the Milky Way.
In*quis"i*tive, n. A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research. Sir W. Temple.