interrogative

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From Late Latin interrogativus.

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interrogative

  1. Asking or denoting a question; pertaining to inquiry; questioning: as, an interrogative phrase, pronoun, or point; an interrogative look or tone of voice.
    • 1877: William Dwight Whitney, Essentials of English Grammar for the Use of Schools §470
      The regular place of the interrogative word, of whatever kind, is at the beginning of the sentence, or as near it as possible.

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interrogative (plural interrogatives)

  1. (grammar) A word (pronoun, pronominal adjective, or adverb) implying interrogation, or used for asking a question: why, who, when, etc.
  2. (rare) A question; an interrogation.

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  • 1819: Sir Walter Scott, A Legend of Montrose, xii
    "Who are you, sir, and what is your business?" demanded the Marquis... "That is a fair interrogative, my lord," answered Dalgetty.

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  • interrogative in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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Adjective[edit]

interrogative f

  1. feminine form of interrogatif

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Adjective[edit]

interrogative f pl

  1. feminine plural of interrogativo

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From interrogātīvus (interrogative).

Adverb[edit]

interrogātīvē (comparative interrogātīvius, superlative interrogātīvissimē)

  1. interrogatively

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