Definition of Inquisitiveness

1. Noun. A state of active curiosity.

Exact synonyms: Curiousness
Generic synonyms: Curiosity, Wonder
Specialized synonyms: Nosiness, Prying, Snoopiness
Derivative terms: Curious, Curious, Curious, Inquisitive



Definition of Inquisitiveness

1. n. The quality or state of being inquisitive; the disposition to seek explanation and information; curiosity to learn what is unknown; esp., uncontrolled and impertinent curiosity.

Definition of Inquisitiveness

1. Noun. The quality of being inquisitive; curiosity. ¹

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Definition of Inquisitiveness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inquisitiveness

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Literary usage of Inquisitiveness

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1. Twenty Years Among Our Hostile Indians: Describing the Characteristics by James Lee Humfreville (1903)
"Indian Habits and Customs—Marvelous Instinct of the Indian—His Inquisitiveness—No Idea of Morality, or of Pight ami Wrong—Power of the Chief—The Medicine ..."

2. A Second Visit to the United States of North America by Charles Lyell (1849)
"Manners in the Backwoods Inquisitiveness. — Spoilt Children. Equality and Levelling. — Silence of English Newspapers on Oregon Question. March 15. 1846. ..."

3. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1859)
"... Yankee inquisitiveness.) '' To Mayence, and no further this evening.' Opera-glass levelled directly at Ehren- breitstein. ' ' Qaw'ng to Hydl-bug? ..."

4. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to St. Luke by Alfred Plummer (1896)
"Mt. puts their inquisitiveness into words, " Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day ? " The verb signifies " watch narrowly," esp. with sinister intent, ..."

5. England and America: A Comparison of the Social and Political State of Both by Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1833)
"Peculiar state of religion—causes of superstition without bigotry or fanaticism—inquisitiveness— rudeness of the backwoodsman—bigotry in patriotism—neglect ..."

6. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"It is written," says Bancroft, "with lively inquisitiveness and lawyer-like criticism, ... inquisitiveness ..."

7. Notes of a Journey Through Canada, the United States of America, and the by James Logan (1838)
"Peculiarities and inquisitiveness of Americans- —Scenery of the Ohio.—Prevalency of Fogs there— Wooding for the Steamer—Crossness of American Morals ..."

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