inquisitor


in·quis·i·tor

noun \in-ˈkwi-zə-tər\

: a person who asks many difficult questions in a harsh or unkind way

: a member or officer of the Inquisition

Full Definition of INQUISITOR

:  one who inquires or makes inquisition; especially :  one who is unduly harsh, severe, or hostile in making an inquiry
in·quis·i·to·ri·al \-ˌkwi-zə-ˈtr-ē-əl\ adjective
in·quis·i·to·ri·al·ly \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of INQUISITOR

  1. He had to answer his inquisitors' questions or be thrown out of school.

First Known Use of INQUISITOR

1504

Rhymes with INQUISITOR

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