Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun inquiring

1 sense of inquiring

Sense 1
questioning, inquiring -- (a request for information)
       => request, asking -- (the verbal act of requesting)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb inquire

3 senses of inquire

Sense 1
ask, inquire, enquire -- (inquire about; "I asked about their special today"; "He had to ask directions several times")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 2
wonder, inquire, enquire -- (have a wish or desire to know something; "He wondered who had built this beautiful church")
       => question, query -- (pose a question)

Sense 3
investigate, inquire, enquire -- (conduct an inquiry or investigation of; "The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities"; "inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady")
       => probe, examine -- (question or examine thoroughly and closely)

Antonyms of adj inquiring

1 sense of inquiring

Sense 1
inquiring (vs. uninquiring) -- (given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind")

uninquiring (vs. inquiring), uninquisitive -- (not inquiring)

Similarity of adj inquiring

1 sense of inquiring

Sense 1
inquiring (vs. uninquiring) -- (given to inquiry; "an inquiring mind")
       => fact-finding, investigative, investigatory -- (designed to find information or ascertain facts; "a fact-finding committee"; "investigative reporting")
       => inquisitive -- (inquiring or appearing to inquire; "an inquiring look"; "the police are proverbially inquisitive")
       => inquisitorial -- (having the authority to conduct official investigations; "the inquisitorial power of the Senate")
       => inquisitorial -- (marked by inquisitive interest; especially suggestive of an ecclesiastical inquisitor; "the press was inquisitorial to the point of antagonism"; "a practical police force with true inquisitorial talents"- Waldo Frank)
       => inquisitory, probing, searching -- (diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation; "a probing inquiry"; "a searching investigation of their past dealings")
          Also See-> curious#2

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