Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From curious +‎ -ness

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.

    Nixon and the Chiefs

  • 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.

    Nixon and the Chiefs

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

    Local News from Spartanburg Herald Journal

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

    Local News from Spartanburg Herald Journal

  • 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.

    CHAPTER XVIII

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

    Page 3

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

    A DAY'S LODGING

  • 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.

    THE GREAT INTERROGATION

  • 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.

    Game Generation | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • 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.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1084

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