What does the word inquisitive mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Given to questioning or to investigation; curious.

Usage examples for inquisitive

  1. He was too excited, too inquisitive, too occupied with the necessity for keeping calm in the face of what most surely looked like the beginning of big happenings. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  2. Then it was I began to cast about for some plan which would promise at least a shadow of success, and I had ample time before me for such effort, unless, perchance, some inquisitive lobster back or marine came upon our hiding place. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  3. When it's no' convenient to be followed, ye send an inquisitive pairson off on anither road. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss