What does curious mean?

Definitions for curious
ˈkyʊər i əscu·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. curiousadjective

    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. curiousadjective

    having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more

    "a trap door that made me curious"

Wiktionary

  1. curiousadjective

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

  2. curiousadjective

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

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

  3. curiousadjective

    Prompted by curiosity.

  4. curiousadjective

    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. Curiousadjective

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

  2. Curiousadjective

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

  3. Curiousadjective

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

  4. Curiousadjective

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. curious

    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  

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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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

Examples of curious in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Amesbury:

    Participate in fantasy. Be curious!

  2. Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    Germany should be a country that is open, curious, tolerant and even exciting, ten years ago things were not good.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves.

  4. Billie Eilish:

    This song is very, very up for interpretation, i'm very curious to see what people get from it and also what they feel when they hear it. I don't know. But yeah, it's a little mean. I love it.

  5. Noemie Merlant:

    It's a very contemporary, very modern story, to find out what sort of an artist we are as women, learning to have confidence in ourselves, to listen to ourselves, to be curious.

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