interrogative ( interrogatives plural )
1 adj An interrogative gesture or tone of voice shows that you want to know the answer to a question.
WRITTEN usu ADJ n
Donovan cocked an interrogative eye at his companion, who nodded in reply.
2 n-sing In grammar, a clause that is in the interrogative, or in the interrogative mood, has its subject following `do', `be', `have', or a modal verb. Examples are `When did he get back?' and `Are you all right?'. Clauses of this kind are typically used to ask questions.
3 n-count In grammar, an interrogative is a word such as `who', `how', or `why', which can be used to ask a question.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
curious, inquiring, inquisitive, inquisitorial, questioning, quizzical
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