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Synonyms for curious
ˈkyʊər i əscu·ri·ous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. curious

    An inquisitive person is one who is bent on finding out all that can be found out by inquiry, especially of little and personal matters, and hence is generally meddlesome and prying. Inquisitive may be used in a good sense, tho in such connection inquiring is to be preferred; as, an inquiring mind. As applied to a state of mind, curious denotes a keen and rather pleasurable desire to know fully something to which one's attention has been called, but without the active tendency that inquisitive implies; a well-bred person may be curious to know, but will not be inquisitive in trying to ascertain, what is of interest in the affairs of another.

    Synonyms:
    inquiring, inquisitive, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, peeping, prying, scrutinizing, searching

    Antonyms:
    apathetic, careless, heedless, inattentive, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested

    Preposition:
    Inquisitive about, concerning, in regard to, regarding trifles.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularadjective

    beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    unmatched, remarkable, left(p), unpaired, suspect, risible, rum, peculiar, amusing, odd, mirthful, unique, rummy, laughable, comic, uneven, unexpended, peculiar(a), homophile(a), funny, leftover, gay, remaining, fishy, particular(a), unmated, left over(p), singular, suspicious, special(a), shady, comical

    Antonyms:
    uninquisitive, familiar, uninterested, incurious, uninquiring

  2. curiousadjective

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

    "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"

    Synonyms:
    singular, rummy, rum, funny, peculiar, odd

    Antonyms:
    uninquiring, familiar, incurious, uninterested, uninquisitive

  3. curiousadjective

    having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more

    "a trap door that made me curious"

    Synonyms:
    singular, rummy, rum, funny, peculiar, odd

    Antonyms:
    familiar, uninterested, uninquisitive, incurious, uninquiring

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. curiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    inquisitive, scrutinizing, prying, peering

  2. curiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    rare, singular, strange, unusual, unique, extraordinary, queer, out of the way

  3. curiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    elegant, neat, nice, finished

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. curiousadjective

    Synonyms:
    inquisitive, strange, rare, unusual

    Antonyms:
    incurious

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How to use curious in a sentence?

  1. Sean Carroll:

    It’s all about understanding the laws of nature at a deep level. We’re curious creatures and we want to know how the universe around us works.

  2. Taylor Swift:

    When this decade began, I was 20 years old, and I had put out my self-titled debut album when I was 16, and then the album that would become my breakthrough album, which was called' Fearless,' and I saw that there was a world of music and experience beyond country music that I was really curious about.

  3. Christina Zaske:

    I looked inside, mostly because I was curious to see an actual telegram.

  4. Rhonda Greene:

    It's opened up this whole new career path for a lot of people, a lot of us came in as hobbyists or just being curious about it, and now it's turned into something people have turned into a living.

  5. Margaret Oliphant Oliphant:

    The incomprehensibleness of women is an old theory, but what is that to the curious wondering observation with which wives, mothers, and sisters watch the other unreasoning animal in those moments when he has snatched the reins out of their hands, and is not to be spoken to! . It is best to let him come to, and feel his own helplessness.

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