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Definition of "curious" []

  • Eager to learn more: curious investigators; a trapdoor that made me curious. (adjective)
  • Unduly inquisitive; prying. (adjective)
  • Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness: a curious fact. (adjective)
  • Archaic Accomplished with skill or ingenuity. (adjective)
  • Archaic Extremely careful; scrupulous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "curious" in a sentence
  • "As a 35-year-old feminist, the seemingly ubiquitous use of the term "post-feminist" seems to signal an ache on the part of those who use it to declare feminism dead and gone, despite very active momentum on various fronts and more than enough self-proclaimed feminists to render the use of the term curious."
  • "But some crazy (or maybe they prefer the term curious?) fans have discovered Rob's address and have attempted to scope out the scene for themselves."
  • "What I find rather curious is the swift pace that the enterprise and its end users areadopting the iPhone 4 and the iPad."