What does curious mean?

Definitions for curious
ˈkyʊər i əscu·ri·ous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word curious.

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. Courtesy Annahita Parsan:

    I work specifically with the Muslim community, many are also Farsi speaking, sometimes they come to the church because they are curious. Sometimes they are asylum seekers and sometimes they are just visiting from places like Iran and Afghanistan, so they secretly get baptized and then they go back.

  2. Morten Jerven:

    Forecasting tends to be optimistic, especially in underdeveloped countries, models often over-predict GDP and under-predict inflation...U.S. Department of Agriculture is predicting a stable growth pattern for Nigeria, and that is curious given that we have not seen that pattern in the past.

  3. George Will:

    Bernie Sanders is a curious case. If there was a federal truths and labeling agency, they ought to look at this man.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    On this campaign, he is saying things that are not true, and he's saying it repeatedly, and he knows they're not true. it is a curious thing. Two of the candidates in this race — Donald Trump and Marco Rubio — both have the very same pattern. Whenever anyone points out their record, they simply start screaming, 'liar, liar, liar,'.

  5. Alexi Pappas:

    To join that tradition felt like a rite of passage and something that I was genuinely curious about, being Greek, it's also one of those traditions that's deeply rooted in my background and I think everyone runs a marathon out of curiosity for what their mind or bodies might be able to do.

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