HyperDic: curiosity

English > 2 senses of the word curiosity:
NOUNcognitioncuriosity, wondera state in which you want to learn more about something
artifactcuriosity, curio, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, raritysomething unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
curiosity > pronunciation
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English > curiosity: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA state in which you want to learn more about something.
Narrowercuriousness, inquisitivenessA state of active curiosity
desire to know, lust for learning, thirst for knowledgecuriosity that motivates investigation and study
interest, involvementA sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
Broadercognitive state, state of mindThe state of a person's cognitive processes
Adjectivescuriouseager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
English > curiosity: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningSomething unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting.
Synonymscurio, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity
Narrowerbric-a-brac, knickknack, nicknack, knickknackery, whatnotMiscellaneous curios
collectible, collectablethings considered to be worth collecting (not necessarily valuable or antique)
collector's item, showpiece, piece de resistanceThe outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishcuriosidad, peculiaridad, rareza, singularidad
Catalancuriositat, peculiaritat, raresa, singularitat
Adjectivescuriousbeyond or deviating from the usual or expected

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