Definition of inquiring in English:

inquiring

adjective

  • another term for enquiring
    • ‘He just continued looking at him with silent inquiring eyes.’
    • ‘This survey focused on promotion and administration of the early and late phases of the degrees from two perspectives external to each university - the inquiring student and the potential external examiner.’
    • ‘Completed in 1815, Friedrich's image shows an inquiring lone figure withdrawn and contemplating the new world.’
    • ‘He raises an inquiring eyebrow as I stab a series of winking buttons in the armrests, attempting to raise shields, open a channel or simply fire some phasers.’
    • ‘He turns an inquiring eye on you and it is obvious he has gone through the drill many times before.’
    • ‘The green cat eyes of the red head, the inquiring dark eyes of the one with the chocolate coloured braid, the jewel-blue ones of the blonde all turned at the same time and faced the front, as if they were puppets controlled by the same master.’
    • ‘Humaneness is as appealing an aspect of him as his inquiring intelligence.’
    • ‘He is an artist who seamlessly fuses his acute aesthetic sensibility with his inquiring intellect to produce works that are reflective, engaging, sad and also very beautiful.’
    • ‘His eyes faltered at her inquiring gaze, but the rest of his body did not betray him.’
    • ‘But there are occasions when the commentaries are arguably too reticent and when his approach is perhaps less inquiring than might be wished.’
    • ‘In other words, they just might become the inquiring, striving, empowered-by-your-teaching students that you always dreamed of.’
    • ‘She was bubbling with energy, except for the few cracks in confidence that surfaced every time an inquiring scribe insisted on reminding her that she was yet to make it big.’
    • ‘The kids would have been very inquiring about that sort of thing so we had to keep it out of the way.’
    • ‘Kevin is one of those pesky, obsessive, inquiring types.’
    • ‘Disagreements arise as to what is meant by the temporal and cultural aspects of Islam, but she believes that this inquiring attitude is a healthy phenomenon.’
    • ‘This time, only Val raised an inquiring brow, as if saying: you don't?’
    • ‘The white man is still troubled by primitive fears; he still has in his consciousness the perils of this frontier continent, some of its vastnesses not yet having yielded to his questing footsteps and inquiring eyes.’
    • ‘Some newspapers and journalists, of the less inquiring variety, have since rewritten the history of their own approach to Iraq.’
    • ‘This should not be read as an invitation to work unmethodically, or in a disorderly fashion, or not to let an a priori method curtail the inquiring spirit.’
    • ‘‘Do tell,’ says Lord Cheney in an inquiring tone.’

Pronunciation

inquiring

/ɪnˈkwʌɪrɪŋ/