Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. inquisitiveness; curiosity
  • n. care; carefulness; pains
  • n. The state of being curious; exactness of workmanship; ingenuity of contrivance.
  • n. The result or product of being curious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Carefulness; painstaking.
  • n. The state of being curious; exactness of workmanship; ingenuity of contrivance.
  • n. Inquisitiveness; curiosity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Carefulness; painstaking; nicety; singular exactitude in any respect.
  • n. Singularity of appearance, action, contrivance, etc.
  • n. Curiosity; inquisitiveness.
  • n. Cleverness; remarkableness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state of active curiosity
  • n. the quality of being alien or not native

Etymologies

From curious +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Hoping to preserve his informal channel to the military through Haig, Nixon sought at the outset to allay any fear of repercussions for what he had that first evening called the "curiousness" of Haig's involvement in the affair.

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  • "curiousness" he had never experienced before filled the chamber as Sanford arrived.

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  • At the sound of his voice the woman peered at him with quick curiousness.

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  • This curiousness of end users lead to the development of highly sophisticated games that take care of the expectations of users and here we come up with 3d game development.

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  • I am old enough to make ready to die, and a great curiousness have I about what will happen to me when I am dead.

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  • The boy, who had been regarding him with the tolerant curiousness one accords to the prattlings of the feeble-minded, answered promptly.

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  • But then, also, it was with a certain reverent curiousness that she approached the cabin, while the Hush on her cheek showed a yet riper mellowness.

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  • "My first reaction was concern, and curiousness as to the extent of it," Miller, 66, said in an interview.

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  • And there's something more: a curiousness, an unexpectedness in the makeup of the family's features and in their manner.

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  • I missed the creature, and it looked at the new hole in the window with the curiousness of a cat looking at a laser pointer.

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