inquisitive inquisitive  /ɪn ˈkwɪ zɪ tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) showing curiosity
  2. (adj) inquiring or appearing to inquire

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Forget the jokes about sagging workbelts, dirty t-shirts and plungers the day of the savvy, politically inquisitive plumber is now at hand.
  2. His choice was less that of a dedicated healer than of an inquisitive explorer determined to solve some of nature's riddles.
  3. I know Vice Premier Wang, 60, to be decisive and inquisitive.

News

  1. IBM Or Amazon: Whom Will The CIA Choose?

    Over the weekend we pointed out one of the more disturbing facets of the Snowden espionage affair: the covert, if massive (and very lucrative) symbiosis between private companies, who have explicitly opened up all private client data contrary to privacy disclosures, and a secretly uber-inquisitive government. We asked: "The reality is that while the NSA, which is a public entity through and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Win a Copy of “Beyond the Solar System” for the Kids in Your Life

    In reviewing the book “Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More; A History with 21 Activities” by Mary Kay Carson, UT writer Eva Gallant described it as “written for children and for the inquisitive child within us.” Thanks to the publisher, Universe Today has three free copies of this book [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Universe Today

  3. Hopkins students may know secret behind 'Game of Thrones'

    Well, it's a hypothesis, anyway, about a two-star planet When a passion for "Game of Thrones" meets up with the kind of inquisitive mind it takes to be a physics grad student at a school like Johns Hopkins University, what you get is the "circumbinary" hypothesis of weird weather seasons in Westeros.        
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "Tiger, I am more prone to be inquisitive," says Earl Woods, who died in 2006. "I want to find out what your thinking was. I want to find out what your feelings are, and did you learn anything?"
    on Apr 8, 2010 By: Earl Woods Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "Does Juergen Klinsmann have those qualities? He probably does," Gulati said. "He's had success with the German team; he has a much better handle on American soccer scene than someone who hasn't spent time here; he's inquisitive. He's an...
    on Jul 14, 2006 By: Sunil Gulati Source: Washington Post

  3. "The heart of the show is Echo's evolution as a person, her struggle to self-actualize," Whedon says. "When she's in her doll-like state, she is so vulnerable and so trusting. And yet she's naturally inquisitive, so she can't stay in that...
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Joss Whedon Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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