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curious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of curious

  1. 1 interested in what is not one's own business <curious neighbors peered out of their windows as the new people moved in> Synonyms inquisitive, nosy (or nosey), prying, snoopy Related Words interfering, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious; inquisitional, inquisitorial, interrogative, questioning, quizzical; concerned, interested Near Antonyms apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested Antonyms incurious, uncurious

  2. 2 different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion <that's a curious argument to make in favor of legalizing certain drugs> Synonyms bizarre, bizarro, cranky, crazy, odd, eccentric, erratic, far-out, funky, funny, kinky, kooky (also kookie), offbeat, off-kilter, off-the-wall, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, remarkable, rum [chiefly British], screwy, spaced-out, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird, weirdo, wildRelated Words aberrant, abnormal, addlepated, flaky; extraordinary, fantastic (also fantastical), freak, freakish, freaky, phantasmagoric (or phantasmagorical), phenomenal; atypical, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, salient, striking; atrocious, outrageous, shocking; crotchety, idiosyncratic, nonconformist, nonmainstream, out-there, unconventional, unorthodox; baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying, perplexing, puzzlingNear Antonyms average, commonplace, everyday, garden, normal, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday; conformist, conservative, conventional; expected, familiar, knee-jerk, predictable; common, customary, frequent, habitual, regular, wonted

  3. 3 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced <a curious hairstyle for a young girl> Synonyms unusual, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, rare, singular, strange, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, weirdRelated Words bizarre, eccentric, far-out, kooky (also kookie), oddball, outlandish, outré, way-out; aberrant, abnormal, atypical, exceptional, irregular; newsworthy, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, particular, remarkable, specialNear Antonyms unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms common, ordinary, plain, usual




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