Simple Definition of curiosity
: the desire to learn or know more about something or someone
: something that is interesting because it is unusual
Full Definition of curiosityplural
1 : desire to know: a : inquisitive interest in others' concerns : nosiness b : interest leading to inquiry <intellectual curiosity>
2 archaic : undue nicety or fastidiousness
Examples of curiosity in a sentence
Her natural curiosity led her to ask more questions.
The arrival of a construction crew at their house attracted the curiosity of their neighbors.
The movie failed to satisfy her curiosity about the assassination.
Tobacco was once a curiosity in Europe.
The antique shop was full of curiosities.
First Known Use of curiosity
Rhymes with curiosity
animosity, generosity, grandiosity, luminosity, virtuosity
CURIOSITY Defined for Kids
Definition of curiosity for Students
1 : an eager desire to learn and often to learn things that are another's concern <“What's happening?” he asked with curiosity.>
2 : something strange or unusual <They both sat looking at Harriet as though she were a curiosity put on television to entertain them. — Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy>
3 : an object or article valued because it is strange or rare
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