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She is an inquisitive child who always asks questions.
  inclined to try to learn about things
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inquisitive inquisitively inquisitiveness
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  • She is an inquisitive child who always asks questions.
  • police tend to be inquisitive
  • if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive
  • Usually, Aria could take Ali’s inquisitiveness and even her teasing— she was okay with being the "weird kid" of the group.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars

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  • The Mouse looked at her rather inquisitively,
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • To escape her inquisitive gaze, I checked my watch, feigned surprise, and casually mentioned to Jamie that we’d better be going.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Lucy felt a little frightened, but she felt very inquisitive and excited as well.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • An inquisitive pair of bright amber eyes peeked up from the blackness.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • "Stay here, I vote," said Jill. "I’d much rather not see it." But she felt a little inquisitive all the same.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • He seemed surprised and inquisitive when he saw me, but he asked politely...
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea

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  • She tilted her head inquisitively.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • You are cheerier, more positive, more polite, more generous, more inquisitive.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Then, nearly five years later, another boy was born —Atal, bright-eyed and inquisitive like a squirrel.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • This was serious, since some inquisitive member of the Opposition might at any time have got wind of the matter and asked a question in the House of Commons.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • The brown people of this island seem to me odiously inquisitive and bothery-idiotic.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • In the silence, broken only by the exaggerated oosh shoo of my own breath, I watched shoals of tiny iridescent fish, and larger black-and-white fish, that stared at me with blank, inquisitive faces, and gently swaying anemones filtering the gentle currents of their tiny, unseen haul.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • He gave me an inquisitive look.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • "What are they playing?" asked Tock, looking up inquisitively at Alec.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • After all, I was an inquisitive kid.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • —and Deb who was Abby herself at that age, a wiry knot of inquisitiveness, and poor clumsy, effortful Alexander who could wrench her heart, and finally Elise who was just so different from Abby, so completely other, that Abby felt privileged to be granted this close-up view of her.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • He was about eight years old, wide-eyed and inquisitive, and he was not stupid.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Breckin taps his pencil on my knuckles and looks at me inquisitively, then returns his attention to his book.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Anna, the small, delicately featured sister of Saul who rarely spoke but who possessed one of the brightest, most inquisitive minds in the class, was copying a witch out of a book.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • He, too, had mistaken me for an Arab, and when we crossed he had dropped the burdened-down expression and given me a look of wistful inquisitiveness, like a puppy that wanted to play but had just been made to understand that it wasn’t playtime.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • There had been suddenly established a bond between Morris and me, and I relaxed, filled with inquisitive zeal.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Questions show an inquisitive mind.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • He tilted his head, examining me inquisitively.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • "So," Claire went on, with a look of inquisitiveness, "anything going on?"
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • A few of the more timid or less inquisitive travellers moved slowly and reluctantly away.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • He is knotted with muscle, canny, inquisitive, and still powerful.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Raphael turned, eyes widening inquisitively, and Jace threw his knife.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • I can’t, but I’ve caught the eye of an inquisitive-looking little girl in a lemon yellow coat.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • By that I mean he was inquisitive, and funny, and easygoing and secure.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • ’My dear old hobbit, you don’t allow for the inquisitiveness of friends.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • No telling to others that make so inquisitive questions.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The smell that rose from the saucepan was so powerful and exciting that they shut the window lest anybody outside should notice it and become inquisitive.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Certainly; it would indeed be very impertinent and inhuman in me to trouble you with any inquisitiveness of mine.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • If he wanted to stay inside his own house he had the right to stay inside free from the attentions of inquisitive children, which was a mild term for the likes of us.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • She addressed her question to Miss Byrd, but ran inquisitive eyes over Milkman.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Roman, thirty-two, inquisitive and outspoken, has a doctorate in biology from Stanford and an abiding distrust of conventional wisdom.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • His eyes were sharp and inquisitive.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Edgar Linton, after an inquisitive stare, collected sufficient wit to recognise her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • His glance, wandering inquisitively, fell on the bed.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • I believe he found you in some unpleasant position, but do not know of what nature, for I did not ask, not being inquisitive.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • An inquisitive ant was busy in one of the eye sockets but otherwise the thing was lifeless.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • They were very inquisitive.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • There was something inquisitive about her eyes, something unpleasant.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • You are an inquisitive little tadpole, aren’t you?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • I hurried past his inquisitive gaze, towing Ian with me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Natasha looked at Sonya with wondering and inquisitive eyes, and said nothing.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   inquisitive [2] , inquire [1] , inquiry [1] , inquest [5] , inquisition [5] , inquisitor [5]
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