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Inquisitiveness meaning

inquisitiveness - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. The quality or state of being inquisitive; the disposition to seek explanation and information; curiosity to learn what is unknown; esp., uncontrolled and impertinent curiosity.

inquisitiveness - examples of usage

  1. She was severely punished for her inquisitiveness.
  2. Now, however, when the newly converted woman wished to bring him to the light of truth, she was met with indifferent curiosity and cold inquisitiveness, instead of the former hearty interest.
  3. Inquisitiveness would have seemed needless impertinence- just as much so as yours would have been in the case of the hypothetical So- and- sos at the beginning of our last chapter. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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