Definitions for Curious
ˈkyʊər i əsCu·ri·ous
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Curious.
curious, funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singularadjective
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"
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"
having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more
"a trap door that made me curious"
Fastidious, particular; demanding a high standard of excellence, difficult to satisfy.
Inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore.
Young children are naturally curious about the world and everything in it.
Prompted by curiosity.
unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre
The platypus is a curious creature, with fur like a mammal and a beak like a bird.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: curiosus, Latin.
Be not curious in unnecessary matters; for more things are shewn unto thee than men understand. Ecclus. iii. 23.
Even then to them the spirit of lyes suggests,
That they were blind, because they saw not ill;
And breath’d into their uncorrupted breasts
A curious wish, which did corrupt their will. Davies.
It is pity a gentleman so very curious after things that were elegant and beautiful, should not have been as curious as to their origin, their uses, and their natural history. John Woodward.
Then thus a senior of the place replies,
Well read, and curious of antiquities. John Dryden, Fables.
’Till Arrianism had made it a matter of great sharpness and subtlety of wit to be a sound believing Christian, men were not curious what syllables or particles of speech they used. Hook.
A temperate person is not curious of fancies and deliciousness; he thinks not much, and speaks not often of meat and drink. Taylour.
Both these senses embrace their objects at greater distance, with more variety, and with a more curious discrimation, than the other sense. William Holder.
A vaile obscur’d the sunshine of her eyes,
The rose within herself her sweetness closed;
Each ornament about her seemly lies,
By curious chance, or careless art, composed. Edward Fairfax, b. ii.
Understanding to devise curious works, to work in gold. Ex.
For curious I cannot be with you,
Signior Baptista, of whom I hear so well. William Shakespeare.
difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact
exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill
careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of
exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare
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
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. curiosus—cura.]
Eager to know and learn from each other.
We are naturally curious and therefore love to interact with other people.
Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Curious' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4126
Rank popularity for the word 'Curious' in Adjectives Frequency: #554
The numerical value of Curious in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Curious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Children are curious and, even if told repeatedly to stay away from guns that they encounter,( they) can not be counted on not to continue to explore.
I looked inside, mostly because I was curious to see an actual telegram.
From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.
A good book, in the language of the book-sellers, is a salable one; in that of the curious, a scarce one; in that of men of sense, a useful and instructive one.
ziggy marley got the name- ziggy- from the way I used to kick the soccer ball and make it spin in mid air in a curviliner fashion. I was the one who showed his father- bob marley- how this was done. I can show anyone how this is done to prove my point. bob was fascinated by a lot of things I taught him. he was very curious.
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- ف, فضوليArabic
- дапытлівы, ціка́выBelarusian
- любопитен, любознателен, странен, куриозенBulgarian
- curiosa, curiósCatalan, Valencian
- zvědavý, zvláštní, podivnýCzech
- kuriøs, besynderlig, nysgerrig, mærkværdigDanish
- kurios, neugierigGerman
- curioso, extraño, raroSpanish
- outo, utelias, erikoinenFinnish
- סקרן, סקרניתHebrew
- ingin tahuIndonesian
- curioso, stranoItalian
- 好奇心, 知るJapanese
- curiosus, studiosusLatin
- žingeidus, neįprastas, keistas, smalsusLithuanian
- ziņkārīgs, ziņkārsLatvian
- љубопитен, чуден, необиченMacedonian
- nieuwsgierig, apartDutch
- estranho, curiosoPortuguese
- straniu, bizar, ciudat, neobișnuit, curiosRomanian
- любопытный, любознательный, интерес, пытливый, любопытство, странный, курьёзныйRussian
- märklig, besynnerlig, nyfiken, märkvärdigSwedish
- допи́тливий, ціка́вийUkrainian
- Tò mòVietnamese
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