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Meaning & Definition of Curious in English

English

Curious

/kjʊriəs/

adjective

1. Beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

  • "A curious hybrid accent"
  • "Her speech has a funny twang"
  • "They have some funny ideas about war"
  • "Had an odd name"
  • "The peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"
  • "Something definitely queer about this town"
  • "What a rum fellow"
  • "Singular behavior"
    synonym:
  • curious
  • ,
  • funny
  • ,
  • odd
  • ,
  • peculiar
  • ,
  • queer
  • ,
  • rum
  • ,
  • rummy
  • ,
  • singular

2. Eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)

  • "A curious child is a teacher's delight"
  • "A trap door that made me curious"
  • "Curious investigators"
  • "Traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"
  • "Curious about the neighbor's doings"
    synonym:
  • curious

3. Having curiosity aroused

  • Eagerly interested in learning more
  • "A trap door that made me curious"
    synonym:
  • curious

Examples of using

I'm a little curious.
She's very curious.
She's very curious.