Definition of incurious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkjʊərɪəs/


Not eager to know something; lacking curiosity: as for who had written it, she was oddly incurious
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  • Neither had anything to declare, as they walked, on different afternoons, nonchalantly past the incurious customs officials in the way one might walk down the marriage aisle if all the guests on either side were asleep.
  • The idea that happiness is desire-satisfaction seems suitably neutral on the content of happy lives, allowing happiness to the intellectual and the incurious alike as long as they are getting what they desire.
  • In fact, it's sometimes incurious about his life and work, concentrating rather on the mix of fragments, whispers and urban myths that have arisen about Pynchon, due to his aversion to being photographed or interviewed.



Pronunciation: /ɪnkjʊərɪˈɒsɪti/
Example sentences
  • Still, it is hard to understand the general incuriosity with which victory in that conflict, beginning in the late 1980s, has been greeted.
  • There is in the first place, despite an abundance of detail, a certain ethnographic thinness which reflects partly her incuriosity (or, rather, her scepticism) about Hinduism as such.
  • As I have said, the history of River Park Square is a lesson in cowardice, incuriosity and a culture of corruption.


Example sentences
  • Two Papua New Guinean tribesmen look out incuriously from a small doctored photograph.
  • Glittering ominously in the firelight, their eyes followed her incuriously, drawn by movement.
  • Turkish troops were passing incuriously between the tents and their latrines dug out on our side.


Example sentences
  • Let him be a lesson of the perilous folly of incuriousness, and the value of speaking truth to power.
  • It is hard to fault the government for its incuriousness, when the same appears to have afflicted much of the Canadian media.
  • Somehow, our current president's incuriousness is seen as charming and likeable.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'careless'): partly from Latin incuriosus 'careless, indifferent', from in- 'not' + Latin curiosus 'careful' (see curious); partly from in-1 'not' + curious.

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