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curio

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of curio

  1. 1 a small object displayed for its attractiveness or interest <be careful of the fragile curios on the end tables> Synonyms bauble, bibelot, knickknack, curiosity, doodad, gaud, gewgaw (also geegaw), gimcrack, kickshaw, novelty, ornamental, tchotchke, trinketRelated Words bijouterie, bric-a-brac, gimcrackery, trinketry, trumpery, virtu (or vertu); bagatelle, trifle; figurine, objet d'art (also objet), ornament; keepsake, memento, souvenir; conversation piece; collectible (or collectable), collector's item

  2. 2 something strange or unusual that is an object of interest <a museum's collection of curios brought back from the Far East by 19th-century traders> Synonyms curiosity, exotic, objet d'art (also objet), oddity, oddment, rarityRelated Words found object, objet trouvé; curiosa, ephemera, virtu (or vertu); marvel, prodigy, rara avis, rare bird, wonder; abnormality, anomaly, freak, monster, monstrosity; malformation, mutant, mutation




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