Definition of CURIOSITY

an eager desire to find out about things that are often none of one's business <our neighbor's curiosity about what we were doing last night was really offensive>
something strange or unusual that is an object of interest <the museum's curiosities include items constructed entirely out of toothpicks>
Synonyms curio, exotic, objet d'art (also objet), oddity, oddment, rarity
a small object displayed for its attractiveness or interest <an assortment of curiosities from around the world that the family picked up during various vacations>

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