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inquisitive

adjective
     
in‧quis‧i‧tive
1 asking too many questions and trying to find out too many details about something or someone:
I'd have asked more questions, but I didn't want to seem inquisitive.
2 interested in a lot of different things and wanting to find out more about them:
a cheerful, inquisitive little boy
an inquisitive mind
[↪ curious]
inquisitively adverb:
He peeped inquisitively into the drawer.
inquisitiveness noun [uncountable]

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