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curiosity

cu·ri·os·i·ty

curiosity

 
pronunciation:
kyu ri a sih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: curiosities
definition 1: the desire to learn or know.
synonyms:
inquisitiveness
antonyms:
disinterest
similar words:
interest, novelty
definition 2: an unusual or novel thing.
a shop full of curiosities
synonyms:
curio, novelty
similar words:
anomaly, bibelot, freak, marvel, odd, oddity, peculiarity, rarity, wonder
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The word curiosity contains the following part:
-osity Latin noun-forming suffix that means state or condition of
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Most adjectives ending in "-ous," or "-ose1" can combine with "-ity" to form nouns ending in -osity .