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curious

cu·ri·ous

curious

 
 
pronunciation:
kyu ri s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: eager to learn or know.
synonyms:
inquiring, inquisitive, questioning
antonyms:
disinterested, incurious
definition 2: overly concerned with the affairs of others; nosy.
synonyms:
inquisitive, nosy, prying
similar words:
meddlesome, snooping
definition 3: different from the usual and therefore interesting; odd.
a curious notion
synonyms:
exotic, funny, novel, odd, peculiar, queer, quizzical, strange, unusual
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
bizarre, different, exceptional, extraordinary, interesting, oddball, offbeat, quaint, remarkable, singular, unconventional, weird
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derivations: curiously (adv.), curiousness (n.)
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