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Meaning of inquisitive

in•quis•i•tive

Pronunciation: (in-kwiz'i-tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. given to inquiry, research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious: an inquisitive mind.
  2. unduly or inappropriately curious; prying.
—n.
  1. an inquisitive person: thick curtains to frustrate inquisitives.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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