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synonyms for inquisitive

  • analytical
  • nosy
  • big-eyed
  • challenging
  • forward
  • impertinent
  • inquiring
  • inquisitorial
  • interested
  • intrusive
  • investigative
  • meddlesome
  • meddling
  • peering
  • personal
  • poking
  • presumptuous
  • probing
  • prying
  • questioning
  • scrutinizing
  • searching
  • sifting
  • snooping
  • speculative
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antonyms for inquisitive

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  • incurious
  • indifferent
  • unconcerned
  • uninterested
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How to use inquisitive in a sentence

Gaze not upon another man's wife, and be not inquisitive after his handmaid, and approach not her bed.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Some were inquisitive enough to ask, Has a treaty been signed or a trick been played upon the rebels?
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He hands a lady out; her pale blue silk domino hides her effectually from the inquisitive gaze of the crowd.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
No more inquisitive cruisers ready to let fly a salvo at anything that stirs.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
The man's nature was inquisitive, and he was indulging idle conjectures as to what might be the news this courier brought.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
I sauntered through the rooms, following the inquisitive ladies of distinction.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
Was Urania a fair, blue-eyed maiden, a dream of spring, an innocent but inquisitive daughter of Eve?
URANIACAMILLE FLAMMARION
The two immovable members of the court exchanged looks, and threw an inquisitive glance at the prisoner.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
She now led the willing captain (for he was as inquisitive as a monkey) on a round of visits to the houses of the Moquis.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
The old gentleman looked up with that sour, inquisitive expression that came so near to smiling and was so different in effect.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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