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CURIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does curious mean? 

CURIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective CURIOUS has 3 senses:

1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
2. eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
3. having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more

  Familiarity information: CURIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CURIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1curious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

Synonyms:

rummy; rum; queer; peculiar; curious; funny; singular; odd

Context examples:

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

Similar:

strange; unusual (being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird)


Sense 2curious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)

Context examples:

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

Similar:

inquisitive; questioning; speculative; wondering (showing curiosity)

nosey; nosy; prying; snoopy (offensively curious or inquisitive)

overcurious (showing excessive curiosity)

Also:

inquiring (given to inquiry)

Antonym:

incurious (showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity)


Sense 3curious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more

Context example:

a trap door that made me curious

Similar:

interested (having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern)


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