what does curious mean?
- d_r_sivaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
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.
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.
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.Source(s): http://www.answers.com/curious
- 1 decade ago
Simply it means you are real excited to know about something about
I am curious to know about my marks
- How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
- 1 decade ago
It means "inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore; unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre ."
For future reference. If you want to define a word but don't want to go sifting through a dictionary, a very easy way to do it is to go to Google and type in define: *insert word* for example, if I wanted to know the definition of "outstanding" I'd type define: outstanding and google will give you the top definitions for it on the web. It's generally 90% accurate.Source(s): I'm an English teacher.
- 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
- Anonymous7 years ago
curiousity meaning? please tell