Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

what does curious mean?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    1. Eager to learn more: curious investigators; a trapdoor that made me curious.

    2. Unduly inquisitive; prying.

    3. Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness: a curious fact.

    4. Archaic.

    1. Accomplished with skill or ingenuity.

    2. Extremely careful; scrupulous.

    [Middle English, from Old French curios, from Latin cūriōsus, careful, inquisitive, from cūra, care. See cure.]

    curiously cu'ri·ous·ly adv.

    curiousness cu'ri·ous·ness n.

    SYNONYMS curious, inquisitive, snoopy, nosy. These adjectives apply to persons who show a marked desire for information or knowledge. Curious most often implies an avid desire to know or learn, though it can suggest prying: A curious child is a teacher's delight. A curious neighbor can be a nuisance. Inquisitive frequently suggests excessive curiosity and the asking of many questions: “Remember, no revolvers. The police are, I believe, proverbially inquisitive” (Lord Dunsany). Snoopy suggests underhanded prying: The snoopy hotel detective spied on guests in the lobby. Nosy implies impertinent curiosity likened to that of an animal using its nose to examine or probe: My nosy colleague went through my mail. See also synonyms at strange.

    Thesaurus: curious


    1. Eager to acquire knowledge: inquiring, inquisitive, investigative, questioning. See investigate.

    2. Unduly interested in the affairs of others: inquisitive, inquisitorial. Informal nosy, snoopy. See investigate.

    3. Causing puzzlement; perplexing: funny, odd, peculiar, queer, strange, weird. See usual/unusual.

    4. Deviating from the customary: bizarre, cranky, eccentric, erratic, freakish, idiosyncratic, odd, outlandish, peculiar, quaint, queer, quirky, singular, strange, unnatural, unusual, weird. Slang kooky, screwball. British Slang rum, rummy. See usual/unusual.

    Antonyms: curious


    Definition: desiring knowledge, understanding

    Antonyms: disinterested, incurious, indifferent, uninterested


    Definition: very odd

    Antonyms: average, normal, ordinary, usual

    Eager to learn or find out. Also: odd.

    An idea is a curious thing. It will not work unless you do. — Hannah Whitall Smith (1833-1911).

    Curiosity may refer as a noun to a novel item or phenomenon kept as an attraction to the interest of the public; it is so named because it is intended to engender curiosity in its viewers. Curious or curiosity may also refer to:

    * Curiosity - From the English word "Curious". Is "any natural inquisitive behaviour".

    * Curiosity (Band) - is a Chicago-area band.

    * Curious (fragrance) - Women's fragrance from Elizabeth Arden, endorsed by Britney Spears.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Simply it means you are real excited to know about something about

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    I am curious to know about my marks

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  • 1 decade ago

    It means "inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore; unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre ."

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  • 6 years ago

    that mean u like to know someone or something that make u curious

  • 1 decade ago


    "You want to know something"

  • 7 years ago


  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    curiousity meaning? please tell

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