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"inquisitive" in British English

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inquisitiveadjective

uk   /ɪnˈkwɪz.ɪ.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
wanting to ​discover as much as you can about things, sometimes in a way that ​annoyspeople: an inquisitive ​child an inquisitive ​mind She could ​see inquisitive ​faceslooking out from the ​windows next ​door.
inquisitively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
The ​mouselooked around the ​room inquisitively.
inquisitiveness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of inquisitive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inquisitiveadjective

 us   /ɪnˈkwɪz·ə·t̬ɪv/
(of a ​person or a person’s ​behavior) ​eager to ​know a lot about ​people or things: an inquisitive ​mind Our ​neighbors are too inquisitive.
(Definition of inquisitive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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