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1Showing an interest in learning new things.‘an open, enquiring mind’
inquisitive, curious, interested, questioning, probing, investigative, analytical, analytic, exploring, searching, scrutinizingburning with curiosity, dying to knowView synonyms
- ‘He had a rare artistic vision and an enquiring scientific mind and does deserve the title as the father of photography!’
- ‘His quick enquiring mind took him deeper into the subject than the other students around him.’
- ‘There is a definite relationship between having an enquiring mind and a general suspicion of journalists and reading news intelligently.’
- ‘Aside from the obvious things such as hard work and passion, business success stems from imagination and an enquiring mind.’
- ‘It covers current technical topics at a sufficiently deep level to satisfy the educated enquiring mind.’
- ‘For a soldier who spent most of his life on horseback, Tipu was a man with a keen, enquiring mind and a desire to learn and move ahead.’
- ‘I started wondering about this some time ago when my delightful and then small children used their enquiring minds to read the UN Declaration of Children's Rights.’
- ‘Progress requires an enquiring mind and that can't readily exist without the willingness to change with the times if necessary.’
- ‘They raise so many questions for the enquiring mind…’
- ‘He had no qualifications except boundless energy, courage, a capacity to take risks and an enquiring mind.’
- ‘Pupils at the college are encouraged to adopt an active investigational approach to their learning, designed to stimulate an enquiring mind.’
- ‘Over the years David and his enquiring mind have sought out many new hobbies - some examples being i-ching, handwriting analysis, runes, astronomy and the famous ‘art course’ to name but a few.’
- ‘His enquiring mind made itself obvious very early on, when he put together the forerunner to AM stereo radio in a crystal set at home, when he was only 11 years old.’
- ‘Tell all, as enquiring minds want to hear your story.’
- ‘The next level features the Invention Factory with plenty of interactive games and experiments where enquiring minds will find out about the great inventions of our time.’
- ‘First we have enquiring open minds, like three year olds, constantly asking.’
- ‘Hill's sense of humour, enquiring mind and competitive spirit had made him ‘the stuff of legends.’’
- ‘Perhaps there's an interesting story there for enquiring journalists.’
- 1.1(of a look) suggesting that information is sought.‘he sent her an enquiring glance’
- ‘At the paybox I would be given enquiring glances as to my appearance, but this was of no concern as I had three pennies in my hand to enter a new world of adventure, escape and make-believe.’
- ‘Don, however, did not move, and I threw him an enquiring glance.’
- ‘‘One condition’ spoke Eve suddenly, and he turned an enquiring look on her.’
- ‘He walked over to help, and the enquiring look she gave him got answered with a wink.’
- ‘Tash didn't miss the enquiring glance her mother threw her, either.’
- ‘This solicited a enquiring look from Jeanette and Dave.’
- ‘He gave her an enquiring look, but she ignored him, and motioned for him to follow her toward the horses.’
- ‘He nodded as the herald shot an enquiring glance at him.’
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