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, 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"

  2. curious(adj)

    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. curious(adj)

    having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more

    "a trap door that made me curious"

Wiktionary

  1. curious(Adjective)

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

  2. curious(Adjective)

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

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

  3. curious(Adjective)

    Prompted by curiosity.

  4. curious(Adjective)

    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. Curious(adj)

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

  2. Curious(adj)

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

  3. Curious(adj)

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

  4. Curious(adj)

    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. Pete Davidson:

    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 ?

  2. Bill Mutell:

    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.

  3. Patrick McCurry:

    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.

  4. Charles Raison:

    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.

  5. Angela Turner:

    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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