Definition of Curious

1. Adjective. Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected. "Singular behavior"




2. Adjective. Eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns). "Curious about the neighbor's doings"

3. Adjective. Having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more. "A trap door that made me curious"
Similar to: Interested
Derivative terms: Curiosity, Curiousness

Definition of Curious

1. a. Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.

Definition of Curious

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Fastidious, particular; demanding a high standard of excellence, difficult to satisfy. ¹

2. Adjective. Inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore. ¹

3. Adjective. Prompted by curiosity. ¹

4. Adjective. unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curious

1. eager for information [adj -OUSER, -OUSEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curious

curie
curie temperature
curienite
curies
curiet
curiets
curing
curing light
curio
curiologic
curios
curiosities
curiosity
curiosity killed the cat
curious (current term)
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curiousity
curiously
curiously enough
curiousness
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curite
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curium
curium bromide
curiums
curl
curl-up

Literary usage of Curious

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1. The Confessions of St. Augustine by Augustine, Edward Bouverie Pusey, William Benham (1909)
"CHAPTER XVIII That a man should not be a curious searcher of the sacrament, but a humble imitator of Christ, submitting his sense to holy faith Thf Voice ..."

2. Around the world in eighty days, tr. by G.M. Towle by Jules Verne (1874)
"IN WHICH PHILEAS FOGG SECURES A curious MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AT A FABULOUS PRICE. THE train had started punctually. Among the passengers were a number of ..."

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