inquiring

Definitions of inquiring
  1. adjective
    given to inquiry
    “an inquiring mind”
    Synonyms:
    curious
    eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
    fact-finding, investigative, investigatory
    designed to find information or ascertain facts
    inquisitive
    inquiring or appearing to inquire
    inquisitorial
    having the authority to conduct official investigations
    inquisitorial
    marked by inquisitive interest; especially suggestive of an ecclesiastical inquisitor
    inquisitory, probing, searching
    diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
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    Antonyms:
    uninquiring, uninquisitive
    not inquiring
  2. noun
    a request for information
    synonyms: questioning
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    challenge
    questioning a statement and demanding an explanation
    enquiry, inquiry, interrogation, query, question
    an instance of questioning
    examination, interrogation, interrogatory
    formal systematic questioning
    catechism
    a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views
    deposition
    (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office
    inquisition
    a severe interrogation (often violating the rights or privacy of individuals)
    third degree
    interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
    cross-examination
    (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
    direct examination
    (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
    redirect examination, reexamination
    (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
    interview
    the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists
    debriefing
    report of a mission or task
    type of:
    asking, request
    the verbal act of requesting
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