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inquisitiveness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inquisitiveness  \In*quis"i*tive*ness\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  Mr  Boswell,  whose  inquisitiveness  is  seconded  by  great 
  activity,  scrambled  in  at  a  high  window.  --Johnson. 
 
  Curiosity  in  children  nature  has  provided,  to  remove 
  that  ignorance  they  were  born  with  which  without  this 
  busy  inquisitiveness,  will  make  them  dull.  --Locke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inquisitiveness 
  n  :  a  state  of  active  curiosity  [syn:  {curiousness}] 




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