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I have come across many Americans who have a very analytical mind and they add up to discussions with their questions.

Is there a single word, adjective for such quality?

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  • They could be described as incisive questions, or mind, or maybe trenchant. Both have origins in cutting. – Zebrafish Mar 13 at 5:17
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    Single word questions require a sample sentence these days. If you could add one, it might save you from some downvotes (I appreciate you've said "adjective" in the question body, but the title question could also imply a noun, a sample sentence would make it unambiguous). Also, did you mean "they add to discussions with their questions"? – Pam Mar 13 at 11:25
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You can say that they are very astute

of keen penetration or discernment; sagacious: an astute analysis.1

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