Definitions for curiousness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cu•ri•ousˈkyʊər i əs(adj.)

  1. eager to learn or know.

  2. taking an undue interest in others' affairs; prying.

  3. arousing attention or interest through being unusual or hard to explain; odd; strange; novel.

  4. Archaic. made or done skillfully or painstakingly. careful; fastidious. marked by intricacy or subtlety.

Origin of curious:

1275–1325; ME < L cūriōsus careful, inquisitive, prob. back formation from incūriōsus careless, der. of incūria carelessness

cu′ri•ous•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. curiousness, inquisitiveness(noun)

    a state of active curiosity

  2. foreignness, strangeness, curiousness(noun)

    the quality of being alien or not native

    "the strangeness of a foreigner"

Wiktionary

  1. curiousness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being curious.

  2. curiousness(Noun)

    The result or product of being curious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curiousness(noun)

    carefulness; painstaking

  2. Curiousness(noun)

    the state of being curious; exactness of workmanship; ingenuity of contrivance

  3. Curiousness(noun)

    inquisitiveness; curiosity

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