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inquisitive

adjective uk   /ɪnˈkwɪz.ɪ.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/
wanting to discover as much as you can about things, sometimes in a way that annoys people: an inquisitive child an inquisitive mind She could see inquisitive faces looking out from the windows next door.CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
inquisitively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The mouse looked around the room inquisitively.CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
inquisitiveness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
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