What does curious mean?

Definitions for curiousˈkyʊər i əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word curious.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular(adj)

    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"

  2. curious(adj)

    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"

  3. curious(adj)

    having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more

    "a trap door that made me curious"

Wiktionary

  1. curious(Adjective)

    Fastidious, particular; demanding a high standard of excellence, difficult to satisfy.

  2. curious(Adjective)

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

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

  3. curious(Adjective)

    Prompted by curiosity.

  4. curious(Adjective)

    unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curious(adj)

    difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact

  2. Curious(adj)

    exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill

  3. Curious(adj)

    careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of

  4. Curious(adj)

    exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare

Freebase

  1. Curious

    Curious is a women's fragrance by Britney Spears for Elizabeth Arden, and is the first perfume to be endorsed by Britney Spears, preceding "Fantasy." Spears reportedly earned $52 million from the endorsement.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Curious

    kū′ri-us, adj. anxious to learn: inquisitive: showing great care or nicety: skilfully made: singular: rare.—n. Curios′ity, state or quality of being curious: inquisitiveness: that which is curious: anything rare or unusual.—adv. Cū′riously.—n. Cū′riousness.—Curious arts (B.), magical practices. [Fr. curieux—L. curiosuscura.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'curious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4126

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'curious' in Adjectives Frequency: #554

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marie Curie:

    Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

  2. Baltasar Gracian:

    It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.

  3. Mark Twain:

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

  4. Bas Losekoot:

    The camera made me curious in the world, and the camera is a great way to explore places and people, and it can open doors in a lot of situations.

  5. Katharine Bonner:

    Once people get a glimpse of Cuba, they always want to see more, americans are very curious about a country that is 90 miles off our coast but has been off limits for so long.

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