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inquisitiveness

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an eager desire to find out about things that are often none of one's business
  • his irksome inquisitiveness made people reluctant to socialize with him

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“Inquisitiveness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inquisitiveness. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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