Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Inquisitiveness noun The quality or state of being inquisitive; the disposition to seek explanation and information; curiosity to learn what is unknown; esp., uncontrolled and impertinent curiosity.
Mr. Boswell, whose inquisitiveness is seconded by great activity, scrambled in at a high window. Johnson.
Curiosity in children nature has provided, to remove that ignorance they were born with; which, without this busy inquisitiveness , will make them dull. Locke.
[ Latin : confer French inquisiteur
. See Inquire
.] 1. An inquisitive person; one fond of asking questions.
[ R.] " Inquisitors
are tatlers." Feltham. 2. (Law) One whose official duty it is to examine and inquire, as coroners, sheriffs, etc. Mozley & W. 3. (R.C.Ch.) A member of the Court of Inquisition.
[ Confer French inquisitorial
.] 1. Pertaining to inquisition; making rigorous and unfriendly inquiry; searching; as, inquisitorial power.
"Illiberal and inquisitorial
abuse." F. Blackburne.
He conferred on it a kind of inquisitorial and censorious power even over the laity, and directed it to inquire into all matters of conscience. Hume. 2. Pertaining to the Court of Inquisition or resembling its practices.
robes." C. Buchanan.
Inquisitorially adverb In an inquisitorial manner.
Inquisitorious adjective Making strict inquiry; inquisitorial. [ Obsolete] Milton.
Inquisiturient adjective Inquisitorial. [ Obsolete] "Our inquisiturient bishops." Milton.
Inracinate transitive verb [ Prefix in- in + French racine root: confer French enraciner .] To enroot or implant.
Inrail transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inrailed
; present participle & verbal noun Inrailing
.] To rail in; to inclose or surround, as with rails. Hooker.
Inregister transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inregistered
; present participle & verbal noun Inregistering
.] [ Prefix in-
in + register
: confer French enregistrer
. Confer Enregister
.] To register; to enter, as in a register.
[ R.] Walsh.
Inro noun [ Jap. inrō ; in seal + rō box.] A small closed receptacle or set of receptacles of hard material, as lacquered wood, iron, bronze, or ivory, used by the Japanese to hold medicines, perfumes, and the like, and carried in the girdle. It is usually secured by a silk cord by which the wearer may grasp it, which cord passes through an ornamental button or knob called a netsuke.
(ĭn"rōd`) noun The entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; a sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment.
The loss of Shrewsbury exposed all North Wales to the daily inroads of the enemy. Clarendon.
With perpetual inroads to alarm, Milton. Syn.
Though inaccessible, his fatal throne.
-- Invasion; incursion; irruption. See Invasion
(ĭn*rōd") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Inroaded
; present participle & verbal noun Inroading
.] To make an inroad into; to invade.
The Saracens . . . conquered Spain, inroaded Aquitaine. Fuller.
Inroll transitive verb See Enroll .
Inrunning noun The act or the place of entrance; an inlet. Tennyson.
Inrush noun A rush inwards; as, the inrush of the tide. G. Eliot.
Inrush intransitive verb To rush in. [ Obsolete] Holland.
Insabbatati noun plural
[ Late Latin Insabatati
. See 1st In-
, and Sabot
.] The Waldenses; -- so called from their peculiarly cut or marked sabots , or shoes.
Insafety noun Insecurity; danger. [ Obsolete]
Insalivation noun (Physiol.) The mixing of the food with the saliva and other secretions of the mouth in eating.
Insalubrious adjective [ Prefix in- not + salubrious : confer Latin insalubris , French insalubre .] Not salubrious or healthful; unwholesome; as, an insalubrious air or climate.
Insalubrity noun [ Confer French insalubrite .] Unhealthfulness; unwholesomeness; as, the insalubrity of air, water, or climate. Boyle.
[ Latin insaluteris
: confer French insalutaire
. See In-
not, and Salutary
.] 1. Not salutary or wholesome; unfavorable to health. 2. Not tending to safety; productive of evil.
Insanability noun The state of being insanable or incurable; insanableness.
[ Latin insanabilis
; confer Old French insanable
. See In-
not, and Sanable
.] Not capable of being healed; incurable; irremediable.
Insanableness noun The state of being insanable; insanability; incurableness.
Insanably adverb In an incurable manner.
[ Latin insanus
. See In-
not, and Sane
.] 1. Exhibiting unsoundness or disorder of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. See Insanity , 2. 2. Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an insane hospital. 3. Causing insanity or madness.
Or have we eaten on the insane root Shak. 4. Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical; unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc.
That takes the reason prisoner ?
I know not which was the insane measure. Southey.
Insanely adverb Without reason; madly; foolishly.
Insaneness noun Insanity; madness.
Insaniate transitive verb To render unsound; to make mad. [ Obsolete] Feltham.
Insanie noun Insanity. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Insanitary adjective Not sanitary; unhealthy; as, insanitary conditions of drainage.
Insanitation noun Lack of sanitation; careless or dangerous hygienic conditions.
[ Latin insanitas
unsoundness; confer insania
insanity, French insanite
.] 1. The state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy.
All power of fancy over reason is a degree of insanity . Johnson.
Without grace Cowper. 2. (Law) Such a mental condition, as, either from the existence of delusions, or from incapacity to distinguish between right and wrong, with regard to any matter under action, does away with individual responsibility. Syn. -- Insanity
The heart's insanity admits no cure.
is the generic term for all such diseases; lunacy
has now an equal extent of meaning, though once used to denote periodical insanity; madness
has the same extent, though originally referring to the rage created by the disease; derangement
, are popular terms for insanity; delirium
, and frenzy
denote excited states of the disease; dementia
denotes the loss of mental power by this means; monomania
is insanity upon a single subject.
Insapory adjective [ Prefix in- not + sapor .] Tasteless; unsavory. [ R.] Sir T. Herbert.
, [ Latin insatiabilitas
; confer French insatiabilite
.] The state or quality of being insatiable; insatiableness.
Eagerness for increase of possession deluges the soul, and we sink into the gulfs of insatiability . Rambler.
[ French insatiable
, Latin ionsatiabilis
. See In-
not, and Satiable
.] Not satiable; incapable of being satisfied or appeased; very greedy; as, an insatiable appetite, thirst, or desire.
" Insatiable of glory." Milton.
Insatiableness noun Greediness of appetite that can not be satisfied or appeased; insatiability.
The eye of the covetous hath a more particular insatiableness . Bp. Hall.
Insatiably adverb In an insatiable manner or degree; unappeasably. " Insatiably covetous." South.
[ Latin insatiatus
.] Insatiable; as, insatiate thirst.
The insatiate greediness of his desires. Shak.
And still insatiate , thirsting still for blood. Hook.
Insatiately adverb Insatiably. Sir T. Herbert.
Insatiateness noun The state of being insatiate.
[ Latin insatietas
: confer French insatiete
. See Satiety
.] Insatiableness. T. Grander.
1. Insufficiency; emptiness. [ Obsolete] Bacon. 2. Dissatisfaction. [ Obsolete] Sir T. Browne.
[ Latin insaturabilis
: confer French insaturable
. See In-
not, and Saturable
.] Not capable of being saturated or satisfied.
Inscience (ĭn"sh e ns; 277) noun [ Latin inscientia : confer French inscience .] Want of knowledge; ignorance. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin insciens
, ignorant. See In-
not, and Scient
.] Having little or no knowledge; ignorant; stupid; silly.
[ R.] N. Bacon.
[ Prefix in-
in + Latin sciens
knowing.] Having knowledge or insight; intelligent.
Gaze on, with inscient vision, toward the sun. Mrs. Browning.
Inscribable adjective Capable of being inscribed, -- used specif. (Math.) of solids or plane figures capable of being inscribed in other solids or figures.