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curious



adjective
1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected (Freq. 14)
- a curious hybrid accent
- her speech has a funny twang
- they have some funny ideas about war
- had an odd name
- the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
- something definitely queer about this town
- what a rum fellow
- singular behavior
Syn:
funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum,
rummy, singular
Similar to:
strange, unusual
Derivationally related forms:
singularity (for: singular), queerness (for: queer), peculiarity (for: peculiar), oddity (for: odd), curiousness, curiosity
2. eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns) (Freq. 13)
- a curious child is a teacher's delight
- a trap door that made me curious
- curious investigators
- traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers
- curious about the neighbor's doings
Ant:
incurious
Similar to:
inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering, nosy,
nosey, prying, snoopy, overcurious
See Also:
inquiring
Derivationally related forms:
curiousness, curiosity
3. having curiosity aroused;
eagerly interested in learning more
- a trap door that made me curious
Similar to:
interested
Derivationally related forms:
curiousness, curiosity

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