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Definition of inquisitor noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    inquisitor

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ɪnˈkwɪzət̮ər//
     
     
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  1. 1a person who asks a lot of difficult questions, especially in a way that makes you feel threatened
  2. 2an officer of the inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church
inquisitorial
 
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NAmE//ɪnˌkwɪzəˈtɔriəl//
 
adjective He questioned her in a cold inquisitorial voice.
inquisitorially
 
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adverb
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: inquisitor