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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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    Every innocent face has a wild and dark side hidden deep within them; as humans, we are curious to see it exposed because we are intrigued by the unknown.

  2. Donald Trump:

    I will speak to him about it before he leaves. I'm just curious about that.

  3. Margo Aaron:

    I’ve always been curious about what makes people tick, what motivates behavior, and why we do the things we do, Aaron told me. After she completed graduate school at Columbia and went into marketing, she became what she calls a defacto translator between academia and the real world. I started my consulting practice shortly thereafter and continued to ‘translate’ psychological research into marketing and eventually business.

  4. Brad Simpson:

    No one, as far as we know, from the Clinton camp has seen this series, of course, I’m curious what they would think. I don’t imagine she will watch, no matter how emphatic we are to her.

  5. Patrick McCurry:

    I knew within a week of meeting Peter Paul Buttigieg that Peter Paul Buttigieg was the smartest human I had ever met, peter Paul Buttigieg was super curious and engaged and thoughtful.


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