Definition of 'curious'


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

2. Prompted by curiosity.

3. obsolete Fastidious, particular; demanding a high standard of excellence, difficult to satisfy.

4. Inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore.

5. Eager to learn more.

6. Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness.

7. Accomplished with skill or ingenuity.

8. Unduly inquisitive; prying.

9. Extremely careful; scrupulous or fastidious.

10. Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.

11. obsolete Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.

12. Exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare.

13. [Obs.] magic.

14. Careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of.

15. eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)

16. having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more

17. Inquisitive; desirous of seeing or knowing; eager to learn; addicted to research or inquiry; sometimes, in a disparaging sense, prying: as, a man of a curious mind: followed by after, of, in, or about, or an infinitive.

18. Careful; nice; accurate; fastidious; precise; exacting; minute.

19. Wrought with or requiring care and art; neat; elaborate; finished: as, a curious work.

20. Synonyms. Strange, Surprising, etc. See wonderful. Curious, Inquisitive, Prying. Curious and inquisitive may be used in a good or a bad sense, but inquisitive is more often, and prying is only, found in the latter. Curious expresses only the desire to know; inquisitive, the effort to find out by inquiry; prying, the effort to find out secrets by looking and working in improper ways.

21. Exciting curiosity or surprise; awakening inquisitive interest; rare; singular; odd: as, a curious fact.

22. To work curiously; elaborate.


1. His was a curious mixture of fraught and weary as he warned against seeking excuses.

2. There was something curious and affecting in their manner to each other.

3. Sadly this door has covered half of this rather macabre but curious fresco.

4. The curious thing is the absence itself.

5. So you are always interested and curious.

6. curious to know how laws are drafted?

7. Yet at the same time we are curious to learn about this secret world.

8. We want to find those naturally curious minds that enjoy thinking.

9. Certainly he is a curious mixture of values.

10. The spot has something of a curious history.

11. Rather she is curious and of this time.

12. The curious thing is that in some ways this is the least globalised confederation.

13. He is curious and interested in improving.

14. The grandmother also was curious to learn how this had happened.

15. It was a topic of conversation for the naturally curious players.

16. But something rather curious is going on.

17. And there was a curious thing at the end.

18. There do not seem many other options left and we know that fish that are not alarmed can be intensely curious.

19. It is curious who he knows.

20. But now something curious is happening.

21. They are more curious and interested in the outside world and that's a huge change.

22. It is curious to know that they died of old age twenty years ago'.

23. I felt wary, but intensely curious.

24. ‘I would be curious to know what presumption others think is the most reasonable.’

25. ‘Besides, I was curious to know how I'd react to a complete and prolonged break from both the Internet and from writing.’

26. ‘Having no expertise in either, I would be curious to know answers.’

27. ‘Are you curious to know what they've been up to for the last 23 years?’

28. ‘I'm curious to know what others think about the current pop culture depiction of human machines.’

29. ‘One is always curious to know what's in the mind of the youngsters who are just out of school but still thinking of a career in law.’

30. ‘A lot of us are curious to know exactly what the navy has been told to do.’

31. ‘I have never heard of a concept like this before, and am curious to know more.’

32. ‘You come curious to know if he is another young manager on a hot streak or if he has more than that.’

33. ‘A majority of the participants were curious to know as to what prompted him to accept the role.’

34. ‘She closed the door behind him and watched, curious to know who would do this.’

35. ‘The gentlemen will be green with envy, and wildly curious to know where I have found you from.’

36. ‘Seeing her eyes unwavering, he was curious to know what had brought such a change in her attitude.’

37. ‘I wondered if there was a history behind all this and was very curious to know what happened.’

38. ‘Half of me scoffed at the contrivance - the other half was curious to know more.’

39. ‘Your editorial today is the best I have read so far, and I will be curious to know what kind of response you get to it.’

40. ‘I was curious to know what had made him who he was and why everything seemed far beneath him.’

41. ‘At any rate, I'm intrigued and am curious if my intrigue is justified.’

42. ‘The book makes for enjoyable reading not just for children, but for the inquisitive and curious adult as well.’

43. ‘What would he have made of it, this endlessly questing, insatiably curious man of the steppes?’

44. ‘You stare, catching curious glances, searching for recognition, but they're calm as cows.’

45. ‘No doubt they had to answer many questions from very curious and interested pupils.’

46. ‘So 700 curious faces stared me down from head to toe as I walked up to the podium.’

47. ‘Both ignored the curious stares thrown their way as they rushed towards their science class.’

48. ‘Her big blue, curious eyes stared over the other side, wondering what the new day would bring.’

49. ‘She didn't realise she was holding his hand for so long, and that people were beginning to give them curious stares.’

50. ‘She couldn't help but notice the curious stares she received from the people around her.’

51. ‘Her bright blue eyes were curious and she stared at Sara with something similar to jealousy.’

52. ‘He tossed the little towel to a little basket and looked at the girl that was staring at him with curious eyes.’

53. ‘Emerging into daylight, they are the subject of curious stares from passers-by.’

54. ‘Together we were drawing some very curious stares from the locals at the restaurant.’

55. ‘Michael kept staring at me a curious look in his eyes as to what my response was to all this information.’

56. ‘When she finally came out from hiding, she met the stares of three very curious people.’

57. ‘When she opened her eyes again, she felt the curious stare of the girl next to her.’

58. ‘I suddenly felt their curious stares burn into the back of my head.’

59. ‘I stumbled after him, highly aware of the curious stares we were receiving.’

60. ‘Passersby stared at her with curious expressions, wondering what was the matter.’

61. ‘Many Bangaloreans who have seen her on the programme stop her on the streets and make curious enquiries.’

62. ‘I suspect I'll be treated as mildly eccentric and get a few curious questions from people I know who may have read the article.’

63. ‘Her face was the epitome of stoicism, though her eyes were curious and bright with interest.’

64. ‘The haircut is merely the latest stage in his curious and unusual battle to avoid overexposure.’

65. ‘Relative strangers offer up curious nuggets of information, like cinder toffee.’

66. ‘The best illustration of this strange reversal is the curious fate of the Downing Street memo.’

67. ‘I love stony beaches the best, and love searching amongst the pebbles for those of a curious shape or an unusual colour.’

68. ‘The next morning, I tiptoed up to the tank, only to discover a strange and curious sight.’

69. ‘However, we have to note something strange and curious about film canons.’

70. ‘Even if we were not plagued by these curious and unusual defects of English, Paul would still be hard to understand.’

71. ‘It was the most curious sensation to know she was about to die, and not care.’

72. ‘She felt nothing at all but a curious tingling sensation in the left side of her face.’

73. ‘The voice is Kelly's throughout, down to the lack of punctuation, eccentric spellings and curious syntax.’

74. ‘Continue to look at them and their placid, inoffensive appearance draws you in with a curious and unexpected power.’

75. ‘Talk of the election at work yesterday ranged from the curious to the bizarre.’

76. ‘It was a curious remark to make for one who dreamed of emulating Alexander the Great.’

77. ‘If this hypothesis should be mistaken, there still remains a curious mystery here.’

78. ‘One curious anomaly is electric pitch trim mounted on the panel rather than the yoke.’

79. ‘This is just one of an extraordinary sequence of curious encounters between orcas and divers in the waters off New Zealand.’

80. ‘Another curious difference is that tartrate levels are very high in grape flowers.’

81. ‘I find it curious that if I am overwhelmed by emotion, I stumble over words in English.’

82. ‘This made for a curious arrangement over which the Celtic boss was criticised.’

83. ‘A curious night then followed in which several strange synchronicities happened.’

84. a curious hybrid accent

Other users have misspelling curious as:

1. curaious 21.24%

2. courious 5.53%

3. curiouse 2.43%

4. qurious 2.21%

5. curius 1.99%

6. courios 1.77%

7. Other 64.83%

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