[ US /ˈkjʊɹiəs/ ]
[ UK /kjˈʊɹɪəs/ ]
  1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    her speech has a funny twang
    a curious hybrid accent
    had an odd name
    singular behavior
    something definitely queer about this town
    the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
    they have some funny ideas about war
    what a rum fellow
  2. eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
    a curious child is a teacher's delight
    curious about the neighbor's doings
    curious about the neighbor's doings
    curious investigators
    traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers
    a trap door that made me curious
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How To Use curious In A Sentence

  • They were now surrounded on all sides by a ring of excited, curious faces.
  • A lot of us are curious to know exactly what the navy has been told to do.
  • On arriving in Britain she found herself to be a virtual slave to Dunlop, who exhibited her to curious Europeans who were eager to view Baartman's steatopygous buttocks and genitalia. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • Balzac expended a great deal of pains, and one of whom he seems to have "caressed," as the French say, with a curious admixture of dislike and admiration. The Thirteen
  • Although I was already a fan of both authors, it was this curious title overlap that led me to snatch these two off the New Releases table at my local bookstore. Romi Lassally: My Literary Indiscretions
  • Curiously, for a politician who made much of the fact that what happened in the rest of the world was not always Washington's concern, diplomacy has been the keynote of his first months in office.
  • Seeing her eyes unwavering, he was curious to know what had brought such a change in her attitude.
  • The pageant promises to be a curious mixture of the ancient and modern.
  • Yet he's also studied jazz and Indian music and learnt to play the sarod, so his band achieves a curious rapprochement between world-jazz and heads-down, no-nonsense boogie.
  • It was the most curious sensation to know she was about to die, and not care.
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