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English definition of “inquisitorial”


adjective uk   /ɪnˌkwɪz.ɪˈtɔː.ri.əl/ us    /-ˈtɔːr.i-/ formal disapproving
asking a lot of questions, especially in a way that makes you feel annoyed: an inquisitorial mannerCuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
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