Inquisitively



[in-kwiz-i-tiv] /ɪnˈkwɪz ɪ tɪv/

adjective
1.
given to , research, or asking questions; eager for knowledge; intellectually curious:
an inquisitive mind.
2.
unduly or inappropriately curious; prying.
noun
3.
an inquisitive person:
thick curtains to frustrate inquisitives.
/ɪnˈkwɪzɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
excessively curious, esp about the affairs of others; prying
2.
eager to learn; inquiring
adj.

late 14c., from Old French inquisitif, from Late Latin inquisitivus “making inquiry,” from Latin inquisit-, past participle stem of inquirere (see inquire).

An housbonde shal nat been Inquisityf of goddes pryuetee nor of his wyf. [Chaucer, “Miller’s Prologue”]

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