Definitions

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  • adj. Excessively curious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Too curious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Curious or nice to excess.

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

  • adj. showing excessive curiosity

Etymologies

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over- +‎ curious

Examples

  • He had been the least secretive of men, but any priest had to have at least one drawer or desk private from the prying eyes of cleaning women or overcurious parishioners.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • Dracula can disco, all we can do is a lurching shamble embarrassing to behold. the Creature from the Black Lagoon gets that chick in the bathing suit, and the Mummy gets his girlfriend reincarnated as the beautiful daughter of an overcurious British archeologist.

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  • She was in a carrying case to protect her from overcurious dogs.

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  • In Any Case, was overcurious whether you would love to exchange links with my website, as I am looking forward to establish web links to further broaden and gain better web exposure for my web portal.

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  • For hitherto men have used great and indeed overcurious diligence in observing the variety of things, and explaining the exact specific differences of animals, herbs, and fossils; most of which are rather sports of nature than of any serious use toward science.

    The New Organon

  • For this reason he is neither overcurious nor a busybody when he is in this state of mind: for he is not a meddler with the affairs of others when he is superintending human affairs, but he is looking after his own affairs.

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • Having one of them in his possession was hard enough to explain to his overcurious peers.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • To avoid accidents with overcurious or adventurous younger children, the catches were reasonably tricky.

    Owlflight

  • "Gentlesirs, if you'll lead the way I'll endeavor to keep an eye or two on the tree trunks, in case the need rises for me to incinerate one or two overcurious little green brothers."

    The End of the Matter

  • After all, this was a curious kind of flight for the Confederacy of Worlds to sponsor, and a twenty-year-old, overcurious rubberneck might be an integral part of the strangeness.

    The Martian Way

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