Definitions for curiosity
ˌkyʊər iˈɒs ɪ ticu·rios·i·ty
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word curiosity.
a state in which you want to learn more about something
curio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, raritynoun
something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
Careful, delicate construction; fine workmanship, delicacy of building.
Inquisitiveness; the tendency to ask learn about things by asking questions, investigating, or exploring.
A unique or extraordinary object which arouses interest.
He kept the strangely shaped rock as a curiosity.
Etymology: From curiouseté, from curiositatem, from curiosus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from curious.
When thou wast in thy gilt, and thy perfume, they mockt thee for too much curiosity; in thy rags thou knowest none, but art despised for the contrary. William Shakespeare, Timon.
Qualities are so weighed, that curiosity in neither can make choice of either’s moiety. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
Our eyes and senses, however armed or assisted, are too gross to discern the curiosity of the workmanship of nature. John Ray, on the Creation.
There hath been practised also a curiosity, to set a tree upon the north-side of a wall, and, at a little height, to draw it through the wall, and spread it upon the south-side; conceiving that the root and lower part of the stock should enjoy the freshness of the shade, and the upper boughs and fruit, the comfort of the sun; but it sorted not. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.
We took a ramble together to see the curiosities of this great town. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 47.
the state or quality or being curious; nicety; accuracy; exactness; elaboration
disposition to inquire, investigate, or seek after knowledge; a desire to gratify the mind with new information or objects of interest; inquisitiveness
that which is curious, or fitted to excite or reward attention
Etymology: [OE. curiouste, curiosite, OF. curioset, curiosit, F. curiosit, fr. L. curiositas, fr. curiosus. See Curious, and cf. Curio.]
Curiosity is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in human and many animal species. The term can also be used to denote the behavior itself being caused by the emotion of curiosity. As this emotion represents a thirst for knowledge, curiosity is a major driving force behind scientific research and other disciplines of human study.
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A gulf that swallows gods, men, creeds, matter, worlds, philosophies. 2. A peephole in the brain through which one sees the pomp and ceremony of the Absurd. 3. A monstrous antenna that feels its way through matter and mind, and founders in the Infinite. 4. At its lowest, the instinct that boosts us up to peep over our neighbor's transom, symboled by a knot-hole.
The act and quality of being curious
Curiosity is a beautiful quality to see in a child, it show they are motivated to learn and must be encouraged and stimulated
Submitted by MaryC on February 4, 2021
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'curiosity' in Nouns Frequency: #2687
The numerical value of curiosity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of curiosity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
This is such a huge occasion for boxing, an iconic moment, with the response that we've seen, mainly good and some negative, I guarantee you with curiosity the whole world will be watching this fight.
In the grandest tradition of exploration, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has once again blazed a trail, showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare.
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
It is much more realistic to actually see it here, i wondered how they felt when holding hands, and now my curiosity has been satisfied.
Go around asking a lot of damfool questions and taking chances. Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only by gambling can we take advantage of them.
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- куриоз, любознателност, любопитство, рядкостBulgarian
- zvědavost, kuriozitaCzech
- Kuriosität, Neugierde, Neugier, KuriosumGerman
- uudishimu, kurioosumEstonian
- kuriositeetti, uteliaisuusFinnish
- 珍奇, 好奇心Japanese
- 호기심, 好奇心Korean
- tatol, balkêşî, çavzêlkî, tatêl, etir, xemxwerî, hewes, mereqKurdish
- žingeidumas, smalsumasLithuanian
- ziņkārība, ziņkāreLatvian
- mokamokai, mōkaikaiMāori
- nieuwsgierigheid, curiositeitDutch
- ciekawostka, ciekawośćPolish
- любознательность, редкость, любопытство, пытливость, курьёз, диковинаRussian
- знатижеља, znatiželjnost, znatiželja, ljubopitljivost, љубопитност, ljubopitstvo, љубопитљивост, знатижељност, куриозѝте̄т, ljubopitnost, zanìmljivōst, radoznalost, занѝмљиво̄ст, љубопитство, радозналост, kuriozìtētSerbo-Croatian
- nyfikenhet, kuriositetSwedish
- meraklılık, tuhaflık, merak, ucûbeTurkish
- дивина, рідкість, цікавістьUkrainian
- tò mòVietnamese
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