2. ill-advised, inadvisable, disadvantageous, inexpedient; impolitic, imprudent, indiscreet, tactless, injudicious.
3. inauspicious, unfavorable, untoward, unpropi-tious; unlucky, ill-starred, unfortunate. inordinate, adj. 1. excessive, immoderate, extravagant, beyond all bounds; unrestrained, unlimited, intemperate; unreasonable, disproportionate, undue, uncalled-for, unwarranted, unneeded, needless, unnecessary; exorbitant, extreme, too much, unconscionable, outrageous, preposterous; superabundant, overabundant, copious, profuse, plethoric, overfull; adsci-titious, supplemental, additional; redundant, superfluous, oversufficient, Inf. too much, Inf. a bit much.
2. irregular, erratic, fitful, variable, unregulated; unconventional, anomalous, unusual, abnormal, aberrant. inorganic, adj. 1. inanimate, lifeless; Farming. chemical, man-made, artificial, hydroponic.
2. extraneous, adventitious, extrinsic; unessential, nonessential, irrelevant, alien, foreign. inquietude, n. restlessness, unrest, restiveness, uneasiness, skittishness; jumpiness, nervousness, jitters, fidgets, Sl. antsiness, formication, edginess, irritation; impatience, dissatisfaction, anxiety, apprehension; discontent, discomposure, disquiet, disquietude, troubled soul, troubled heart; discomfort, malaise, anxiety, angst. inquire, v. 1. ask, question, query, quiz; examine, interrogate, Inf. grill, cross-examine, catechize.
2. study, scrutinize, scan, inspect; examine, sound, fathom; search, seek out, probe, dig out, dig, delve, unearth; research, investigate, look into, explore; track down, ferret out, Inf. nose out; reconnoiter, scout, spy out; test, analyze, assay. inquiring, adj. asking, questioning, querying, quizzing, interrogating; scrutinizing, exploring, investigating; digging, probing, delving, unearthing; wondering, musing, pondering; skeptical, doubting. See inquisitive (def. 1). inquiry, n. 1. investigation, inquest, exploration, probe; search, quest, research, pursuit; scrutiny, study, examination, audit, test; review, survey, inspection, analysis, autopsy.
2. interrogation, query, question; questioning, crossexamination, catechizing, inquisition. inquisition, n. 1. inquiry, inquest, assize, hearing, trial.
2. interrogation, third degree, grilling, Sl. rubber hose, Sl. beating it out.
3. investigation, examination, research. See inquiry (defs. 1, 2). inquisitive, adj. 1. inquiring, questioning, probing, investigative; curious, eager, eager for knowledge, interested, burning with curiosity, dying to know.
2. prying, snoopy, Inf. nosy, meddlesome; intrusive, impertinent, persistent; spying, peeping, eavesdropping.
-n. 3. questioner, interrogator, researcher; meddler, Inf. Nosy Parker, busybody, Paul Pry; snoop, spy. inroad, n. encroachment, trespassing, Chiefly Brit. poaching, infringement, infiltration, interpenetration; forced entry, break-in; invasion, intrusion, irruption, incursion; raid, foray, predation, plunder, pillage; aggression, attack, assault, onset, onslaught; drive, charge, offensive, rush, sally, sortie. insalubrious, adj. unsalubrious, unhealthy, unhealthful, bad for one's health; foul, dirty, unclean,
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