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"
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.
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
Examples of curious in a Sentence
I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it's nobody's business, sometimes things just don't work out and that's OK. She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world. Now, please go vote on Tuesday, all right ?
CEOs aren't there to have coffee in the cafeteria with employees and to yuk it up, it's easy for the gallery to criticize when in fact I'd be curious to see how they would have done things differently.
I knew within a week of meeting Peter Paul Buttigieg that Peter Paul Buttigieg was the smartest human I had ever met, peter Paul Buttigieg was super curious and engaged and thoughtful.
Sometimes people lose touch with reality slowly. Other times, they lose touch really quickly, bipolar psychotic states can develop in as little as a day or two. I'm most curious what was going on in this guy's life the week before this happened. Did anyone see any changes with his behavior? Did he stop sleeping? There's a pretty good chance something would come up in speaking with the people in his life.
A lot of families think that those kids don’t know where their guns are hidden, but they do. Kids find things and they are curious.
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Translations for curious
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- فضولي, فArabic
- ціка́вы, дапытлівыBelarusian
- странен, любознателен, любопитен, куриозенBulgarian
- curiós, curiosaCatalan, Valencian
- podivný, zvláštní, zvědavýCzech
- kuriøs, nysgerrig, mærkværdig, besynderligDanish
- kurios, neugierigGerman
- raro, curioso, extrañoSpanish
- utelias, outo, erikoinenFinnish
- סקרנית, סקרןHebrew
- ingin tahuIndonesian
- curioso, stranoItalian
- 知る, 好奇心Japanese
- studiosus, curiosusLatin
- žingeidus, smalsus, keistas, neįprastasLithuanian
- ziņkārīgs, ziņkārsLatvian
- љубопитен, чуден, необиченMacedonian
- apart, nieuwsgierigDutch
- estranho, curiosoPortuguese
- ciudat, straniu, curios, neobișnuit, bizarRomanian
- любопытство, любопытный, интерес, пытливый, курьёзный, странный, любознательныйRussian
- besynnerlig, nyfiken, märklig, märkvärdigSwedish
- ціка́вий, допи́тливийUkrainian
- Tò mòVietnamese
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