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inquisitor (noun) a questioner; interrogator.
An inquisitor asks you a lot of difficult questions in a way that makes you feel afraid and uncomfortable. An inquisitor is an official of the inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church who is specially appointed to question people thoroughly about their mysterious experiences and statements.
- France’s Joan of Arc had to pass through a harassing time when she had to answer the questions of the inquisitor who put her a number of questions to make sure that she is not on the side of the devil.
- The inquisitor, a member of the secret police, put the prisoner a number of searching questions to know the extent of her involvement in the bomb blast case.