Disquisitive Dis*quis"i*tive, a. Relating to disquisition; fond of discussion or investigation; examining; inquisitive. [1913 Webster]

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  • disquisitive — də̇ˈskwizəd.iv adjective Etymology: Latin disquisitus + English ive : inquiring, investigative a man with a disquisitive and discerning mind …   Useful english dictionary

  • disquisitive — dis·quis·i·tive …   English syllables

  • Disquisitory — Dis*quis i*to*ry, a. Of or pertaining to disquisition; disquisitive. Ed. Rev. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disquisition — noun A lengthy, formal discourse that analyses or explains some topic; a dissertation or treatise. In this disquisition of the third book Plato is concerned with the moral effects of artistic representation on the youth of his state. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • curious — [adj1] desiring knowledge, understanding analytical, disquisitive, examining, impertinent, inquiring, inquisitive, inspecting, interested, interfering, intrusive, investigative, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, peeping, peering, prurient, prying,… …   New thesaurus

  • dis|quis|i|to|ry — «dihs KWIHZ uh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. investigating; inquiring; disquisitive: »“Getting Married” (1908) is the first of what Shaw called his “disquisitory plays” (London Times) …   Useful english dictionary

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