I'm trying to find a word which means that someone is curious about something. For example, technology inquisitor. Except that inquisitor means that someone is trying to find something in a harsh way and I just want it to mean that they are interested in this.
Enthusiast seems like an appropriate word choice.
Enthusiast (noun): a person who is very interested in and involved with a particular subject or activity.
He is an engineering enthusiast.
Some synonyms that may also work:
You seem to be working from the adjective "inquisitive". While "inquisitor" may be considered the noun form, it has taken on the harsh implications which you describe.
A more neutral term might be "investigator".
Or, since inquisitive derives from inquire, "inquirer".
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protected by tchrist♦ Jul 29 '17 at 22:44
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