American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Eager to learn more: curious investigators; a trapdoor that made me curious.
- adj. Unduly inquisitive; prying.
- adj. Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness: a curious fact.
- adj. Archaic Accomplished with skill or ingenuity.
- adj. Archaic Extremely careful; scrupulous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Careful; nice; accurate; fastidious; precise; exacting; minute.
- Wrought with or requiring care and art; neat; elaborate; finished: as, a curious work.
- Exciting curiosity or surprise; awakening inquisitive interest; rare; singular; odd: as, a curious fact.
- Inquisitive; desirous of seeing or knowing; eager to learn; addicted to research or inquiry; sometimes, in a disparaging sense, prying: as, a man of a curious mind: followed by after, of, in, or about, or an infinitive.
- Synonyms. Strange, Surprising, etc. See wonderful. Curious, Inquisitive, Prying. Curious and inquisitive may be used in a good or a bad sense, but inquisitive is more often, and prying is only, found in the latter. Curious expresses only the desire to know; inquisitive, the effort to find out by inquiry; prying, the effort to find out secrets by looking and working in improper ways.
- To work curiously; elaborate.
- adj. obsolete Fastidious, particular; demanding a high standard of excellence, difficult to satisfy.
- adj. Inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore.
- adj. Prompted by curiosity.
- adj. unusual; odd; out of the ordinary; bizarre
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.
- adj. Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.
- adj. Careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with
- adj. Exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare.
- adj. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
- adj. having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more
- adj. eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
- Middle English, from Old French curios, from Latin cūriōsus, careful, inquisitive, from cūra, care; see cure. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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These user-created lists contain the word ‘curious’.
Words thought of by thinking about Jeff Noon.
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Very basic words for ESL students.
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