Definitions for curiousˈkyʊər i əs

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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"


  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


  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.

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

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