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[in-kwahyuh r-ing] /ɪnˈkwaɪər ɪŋ/

seeking facts, information, or knowledge:
an inquiring mind.
curious; probing; in seeking facts:
an inquiring reporter.
scrutinizing; questioning:
He looked at his father with inquiring eyes.
seeking or tending to seek answers, information, etc: an inquiring mind


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