adjective in·cu·ri·ous \(ˌ)in-ˈkyr-ē-əs\

: having no desire to learn or know more about something or someone : not curious

Full Definition of INCURIOUS

:  lacking a normal or usual curiosity :  uninterested <a blank incurious stare>
in·cu·ri·os·i·ty \-ˌkyr-ē-ˈä-sə-tē\ noun
in·cu·ri·ous·ly \-ˈkyr-ē-əs-lē\ adverb
in·cu·ri·ous·ness noun

Examples of INCURIOUS

  1. She is remarkably incurious about the natural world.
  2. <a quick incurious glance at the pile of junk mail>


Latin incuriosus, from in- + curiosus curious
First Known Use: circa 1618

Synonym Discussion of INCURIOUS

indifferent, unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached, disinterested mean not showing or feeling interest. indifferent implies neutrality of attitude from lack of inclination, preference, or prejudice <indifferent to the dictates of fashion>. unconcerned suggests a lack of sensitivity or regard for others' needs or troubles <unconcerned about the homeless>. incurious implies an inability to take a normal interest due to dullness of mind or to self-centeredness <incurious about the world>. aloof suggests a cool reserve arising from a sense of superiority or disdain for inferiors or from shyness <aloof from his coworkers>. detached implies an objective attitude achieved through absence of prejudice or selfishness <observed family gatherings with detached amusement>. disinterested implies a circumstantial freedom from concern for personal or especially financial advantage that enables one to judge or advise without bias <judged by a panel of disinterested observers>.


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