- 1Eager to know or learn something: I began to be curious about the whereabouts of the bride and groom she was curious to know what had happenedMore example sentences
- I would be curious to know what presumption others think is the most reasonable.
- Besides, I was curious to know how I'd react to a complete and prolonged break from both the Internet and from writing.
- Having no expertise in either, I would be curious to know answers.
- 1.1Expressing curiosity: a curious stareMore example sentences
- You stare, catching curious glances, searching for recognition, but they're calm as cows.
- No doubt they had to answer many questions from very curious and interested pupils.
- So 700 curious faces stared me down from head to toe as I walked up to the podium.
- 2Strange; unusual: a curious sensation overwhelmed herMore example sentences
strange, odd, peculiar, funny, unusual, bizarre, weird, eccentric, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, out of the ordinary, atypical, anomalous, untypical, different, out of the way, surprising, incongruous, extraordinary, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, unaccountable, inexplicable, irregular, singular, offbeat, unconventional, unorthodox, outlandish, off-centre, aberrant, freak, freakish, deviant; uncanny, eerie, unnatural; British out of the common; French outré; Scottish unco• informal off the wall, wackyBritish • informal rumNorth American • informal wacko
- The haircut is merely the latest stage in his curious and unusual battle to avoid overexposure.
- Relative strangers offer up curious nuggets of information, like cinder toffee.
- The best illustration of this strange reversal is the curious fate of the Downing Street memo.
- [sentence adverb]: curiously, I find snooker rivetingMore example sentences
- The only weak act, curiously, was the only traditional one in the entire show - the trapeze.
- Even more curiously, it seems bottles of water sold inside the Bowl can't hurt bands if you throw them.
- In some quarters he was regarded, curiously, as a greater composer than Beethoven.
Middle English: from Old French curios, from Latin curiosus 'careful', from cura 'care'. sense 2 dates from the early 18th century.