Definition of inquisitiveness in US English:

inquisitiveness

noun

  • See inquisitive

    • ‘This also helps foster inquisitiveness, curiosity, pragmatism in decision making, and creative thinking.’
    • ‘I was proud that the president of my university retains the inquisitiveness of an academic.’
    • ‘Whilst not pleasant or acceptable behavior, this sounds more like adolescent experimentation and sexual inquisitiveness rather that really serious assault.’
    • ‘Now he inspires the same inquisitiveness and persistence in the students he works with in the chemistry department at the prestigious Ivy League Cornell University in New York State.’
    • ‘Good science requires intense inquisitiveness and intense curiosity.’

Pronunciation

inquisitiveness

/ɪnˈkwɪzədəvnəs//inˈkwizədəvnəs/