Simple Definition of curious
: having a desire to learn or know more about something or someone
: strange, unusual, or unexpected
Full Definition of curious
Examples of curious
The cat was naturally curious about its new surroundings.
They were curious to find out who won the game.
We're curious about why you never called us.
I'm curious to know more about her.
She found a curious old clock in the attic.
The birds were engaged in some curious behavior.
Their music is a curious blend of disco and rock.
By a curious coincidence, they bought a house the same day their old one burned down.
Origin of curious
Middle English, from Anglo-French curios, from Latin curiosus careful, inquisitive, from cura cure
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of curious
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