inquiring

[[t]ɪnkwa͟ɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n If you have an inquiring mind, you have a great interest in learning new things.

I have always had an enquiring mind where food is concerned...

All this helps children to develop an inquiring attitude to learning.

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2) ADJ: ADJ n If someone has an inquiring expression on their face, they are showing that they want to know something. [WRITTEN]

`That's right, dear,' she said in reply to his enquiring glance.

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Derived words:
inquiringly ADV

She looked at me inquiringly. `Well?'


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Inquiring — In*quir ing, a. Given to inquiry; disposed to investigate causes; curious; as, an inquiring mind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inquiring — inquiring; un·inquiring; …   English syllables

  • inquiring — index inquisitive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • inquiring — [adj] wondering, curious analytical, catechistic, doubtful, examining, fact finding, heuristic, inquisitive, interested, interrogative, investigative, investigatory, nosy, outwardlooking, probing, prying, questioning, quizzical, searching,… …   New thesaurus

  • inquiring — in|quir|ing enquiring [ınˈkwaıərıŋ US ˈkwaır ] adj [only before noun] 1.) an inquiring look or expression shows that you want to ask about something ▪ She raised an inquiring eyebrow towards Murray. 2.) an inquiring mind someone who has an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • inquiring — especially BrE enquiring adjective (only before noun) 1 an inquiring look or expression shows that you want to ask about something 2 an inquiring mind someone who has an inquiring mind is very interested in finding out more about everything: As a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • inquiring — inquiringly, adv. /in kwuyeur ing/, adj. 1. seeking facts, information, or knowledge: an inquiring mind. 2. curious; probing; inquisitive in seeking facts: an inquiring reporter. 3. scrutinizing; questioning: He looked at his father with… …   Universalium

  • inquiring — in|quir|ing [ ın kwaırıŋ ] adjective usually before noun 1. ) eager to learn about new things: an inquiring mind 2. ) showing that you want more information about something: an inquiring look/expression …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inquiring — UK [ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ] / US [ɪnˈkwaɪrɪŋ] adjective [usually before noun] 1) keen to learn about new things an inquiring mind 2) showing that you want more information about something an inquiring look/expression …   English dictionary

  • inquiring — [ɪnˈkwaɪərɪŋ] adj 1) keen to learn about new things an inquiring mind[/ex] 2) showing that you want more information about something an inquiring look/expression[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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