from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge.
- adj. Unduly curious and inquiring. See Synonyms at curious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Eager to acquire knowledge.
- adj. Too curious; overly interested; nosy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer.
- adj. Given to examination, investigation, or research; searching; curious.
- n. A person who is inquisitive; one curious in research.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Addicted to inquiry or research; disposed to seek information; given to prying into matters; eagerly curious.
- Marked by inquiry; questioning; curious; hence, searching out; bringing to view.
- Synonyms Prying, etc. (see curious), inquiring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing curiosity
- adj. inquiring or appearing to inquire
Middle English inquisitif, from Old French, from Late Latin inquīsītīvus, from Latin inquīsītus, past participle of inquīrere, to inquire; see inquire.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Late 14th Century, from Old French: inquisitif, from Late Latin: inquisitivus, from Latin: inquisitus, past participle of inquirere, also see: inquire. (Wiktionary)