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inquisitive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of inquisitive

  1. interested in what is not one's own business an inquisitive woman who tends to everybody's business but her own Synonyms of inquisitive curious, nosy (or nosey), prying, snoopyWords Related to inquisitive interfering, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious; inquisitional, inquisitorial, interrogative, questioning, quizzical; concerned, interestedNear Antonyms of inquisitive apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterestedAntonyms of inquisitive incurious, uncurious

Synonym Discussion of inquisitive

curious, inquisitive, prying mean interested in what is not one's personal or proper concern. curious, a neutral term, basically connotes an active desire to learn or to know.
    • children are curious about everything
inquisitive suggests impertinent and habitual curiosity and persistent quizzing.
    • dreaded the visits of their inquisitive relatives
prying implies busy meddling and officiousness.
    • prying neighbors who refuse to mind their own business


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