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    Question Iquisitive

    I am looking for a word that describes something (e.g., a paper) that provides a very detailed viewpoint of some issue. In the Polish-Eglish dictionary I found the word "inquisitive," but it is not the proper word, I suppose, since it means "wanting to discover as much as you can about things, sometimes in a way that annoys people." Hence, a book ot a paper cannot be inquisitive. Could you help me with this?

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    Hello Nyggus

    It might depend on the context. In some contexts, you might want to say "thorough"; in others, simply "detailed".

    What kind of sentence would you use the word in?

    MrP

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    Default Re: Iquisitive

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    Hello Nyggus
    It might depend on the context. In some contexts, you might want to say "thorough"; in others, simply "detailed".
    What kind of sentence would you use the word in?
    MrP
    Hi, MrPedantic, thanks. It could be, for instance, "An inquisitive look at the problem leads to a conclusion that...," or "We shall not give an inquisitive description of stratification." (In the second sentence, both thorough and detailed fit, I suppose; but in the first one? I have no idea.)

    Thanks,
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    Default Re: Iquisitive

    You're right; "inquisitive" wouldn't do!

    Maybe:

    "A thorough review of the problem leads us to the inexorable conclusion that..."

    MrP

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