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.
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
The brown bear was exhibiting typical curious natural behavior, interacting with a found object just like it might in the wild.
It is always wonderful to be a curious comet wandering in the galaxy of a good book.
It's opened up this whole new career path for a lot of people, a lot of us came in as hobbyists or just being curious about it, and now it's turned into something people have turned into a living.
Animal science is one of our most popular majors so there were a lot of very curious people. We figured we'd put up the camera and we'd be able to sell our story as well. We had no idea it would be this popular. No idea. The first year we put it up, we had to move it because we couldn't handle the traffic -- it almost crashed our server.
Every innocent face has a wild and dark side hidden deep within them; as humans, we are curious to see it exposed because we are intrigued by the unknown.
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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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