Inquisitive synonyms and antonyms

ĭn-kwĭz'ĭ-tĭv

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The definition of curious is eager to know or learn.
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Having or showing curiosity, fascination, or concern:
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Meddling or inclined to meddle; interfering
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Unduly interested in the affairs of others
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Requiring the full application of one's abilities, attention, or resources:
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Expressing inquisitive interest:
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Of or having to do with analytical chemistry
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(Of an investigation, etc.) Thorough.
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Given to snooping.
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Of, relating to, or done in preparation for the future:
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The definition of intrusive is someone or something that invades personal space, that becomes too involved or that comes too close without being invited.
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Insistently or impertinently curious or inquisitive:
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(Law) describing a trial system in which the prosecutor also acts as judge
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Not pertinent or suitable
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Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant
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Going beyond what is right or proper because of an excess of self-confidence or arrogance.
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Not concerned
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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(Informal) Given to prying; inquisitive
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Unduly interested in the affairs of others
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Feeling or expressing awe, admiration, amazement, or surprise.
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Not particularly good or bad, large or small, right or wrong, etc.; fair, average, etc.
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Alternative spelling of nosy.
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Not interested; indifferent, not concerned.
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Synonym Study

  • Prying suggests an officious inquisitiveness and meddlesomeness that persists against resistance
  • Meddlesome suggests unwelcome intrusion into the affairs of others
  • Curious implies eagerness or anxiousness to find out things and may suggest a wholesome desire to be informed
  • Inquisitive implies a habitual tendency to be curious, esp. about matters that do not concern one, and an attempt to gain information by persistent questioning
Find another word for inquisitive. In this page you can discover 44 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for inquisitive, like: curious, interested, investigative, meddlesome, investigate, challenging, speculative, inquiring, analytical, searching and poking.