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ˈkyʊər i əscu·ri·ous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.6 / 5 votes

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.5 / 2 votes

  1. curious

    inquiring, inquisitive, scrutinizing, prying, meddling, singular, searching, interrogative, peeping, peering, rare, unique, odd, recondite

    indifferent, uninquiring, incurious, uninterested, trite, common, superficial

Princeton's WordNet2.5 / 4 votes

  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"

    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

    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"

    singular, rummy, rum, funny, peculiar, odd

    uninquiring, familiar, incurious, uninterested, uninquisitive

  3. curiousadjective

    having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more

    "a trap door that made me curious"

    singular, rummy, rum, funny, peculiar, odd

    familiar, uninterested, uninquisitive, incurious, uninquiring

Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote

  1. curiousadjective

    inquisitive, scrutinizing, prying, peering

  2. curiousadjective

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

  3. curiousadjective

    elegant, neat, nice, finished

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. curiousadjective

    inquisitive, strange, rare, unusual


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  1. Linda Casper:

    I knew the biggest thing was going to be being able to see and talk to other kids — being the interesting thing that kids want to talk to because you’re a robot, not because all of your hair is falling out, they’re not curious about their illness ; they’re curious about this cool robot — and that just frees the kids in a whole new way.

  2. Elsbeth Reitzema:

    Children are very curious about their bodies... and curious about the other sex, they want to look at other bodies, touch other bodies, and they want to explore the difference between boys and girls. It is all very innocent and part of the normal sexual development of children. They don't have the same mindset as we do. They are just curious.

  3. Mark Twain:

    It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

  4. Katy Perry:

    What I did know was I was curious and even then I knew sexuality wasn’t as black and white as this dress, and honestly, I haven’t always gotten it right but in 2008 when that song came out I knew that I started a conversation and a lot of the world seemed curious enough to sing along, too.

  5. Kamau Bell:

    I think if I( wasn't) married and had kids, maybe I'd be idly curious but I wouldn't be actively curious because I just feel like whatever history says, I know who I am, if I'm a half of a percent African-American, that's not going to change how I am in the world.

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