Definition of curious in English:

curious

Line breaks: curi|ous
Pronunciation: /ˈkjʊərɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

curiously

adverb
[sentence adverb]: curiously, I find snooker riveting
More 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.

curiousness

noun
More example sentences
  • I won't go into the curiousness of this fact alone.
  • Then she was a mixture of curiousness and intrigue.
  • I raised an eyebrow in curiousness and he rolled his eyes.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French curios, from Latin curiosus 'careful', from cura 'care'. sense 2 dates from the early 18th century.

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