Curious meaning

kyo͝orē-əs
Eager to learn more.

Curious investigators; a trapdoor that made me curious.

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The definition of curious is eager to know or learn.

An example of curious is a child snooping through the attic to find out what his parents bought him for his birthday.

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Unduly inquisitive; prying.

A curious neighbor always looking over the fence.

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Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness.

A curious fact.

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Unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre.

The platypus is a curious creature, with fur like a mammal and a beak like a bird.

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Inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore.

Young children are naturally curious about the world and everything in it.

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Eager to learn or know.
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(obs.) Fastidious.
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Prompted by curiosity.
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Unnecessarily inquisitive; prying.
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Arousing attention or interest because unusual or strange; odd.
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(rare) Highly detailed, as in workmanship; elaborate.
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Fuller.

Little curious in her clothes.

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Origin of curious

  • Middle English from Old French curios from Latin cūriōsus careful, inquisitive from cūra care cure

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French curios, from Latin curiosus.

    From Wiktionary