HyperDic: curious

English > 2 senses of the word curious:
ADJECTIVEallcurious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularbeyond or deviating from the usual or expected
allcuriouseager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
curious > pronunciation
Soundskyuh'riyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > curious: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeyond or deviating from the usual or expected.
Example"a curious hybrid accent"
Synonymsfunny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular
Broaderstrange, unusualdefinitely out of the ordinary and unexpected
Spanishcurioso, extraño, inusual, original, peculiar, raro, singular
Catalancuriós, estrany, original, peculiar, rar, singular
Nounscuriositysomething unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
curiousnessthe quality of being alien or not native
Adverbscuriouslyin a manner differing from the usual or expected
English > curious: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningeager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns).
Examples
  • "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"
Narrowerinquisitive, speculative, questioning, wonderingshowing curiosity
nosy, nosey, prying, snoopyoffensively curious or inquisitive
overcuriousshowing excessive curiosity
See alsoinquiringgiven to inquiry / inquiry
interestedHaving or showing interest
Oppositeincuriousshowing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity
Spanishcurioso, inquisitivo
Catalancuriós, curiosa
Nounscuriositya state in which you want to learn more about something
curiousnessa state of active curiosity
Adverbscuriouslywith curiosity

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