Definition of curiosity
1 : desire to know: a : inquisitive interest in others' concerns : nosiness b : interest leading to inquiry <intellectual curiosity>
2 archaic : undue nicety or fastidiousness
Examples of curiosity in a sentence
Her natural curiosity led her to ask more questions.
The arrival of a construction crew at their house attracted the curiosity of their neighbors.
The movie failed to satisfy her curiosity about the assassination.
Tobacco was once a curiosity in Europe.
The antique shop was full of curiosities.
First Known Use of curiosity
CURIOSITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of curiosity for English Language Learners
: the desire to learn or know more about something or someone
: something that is interesting because it is unusual
CURIOSITY Defined for Kids
Definition of curiosity for Students
1 : an eager desire to learn and often to learn things that are another's concern <“What's happening?” he asked with curiosity.>
2 : something strange or unusual <They both sat looking at Harriet as though she were a curiosity put on television to entertain them. — Louise Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy>
3 : an object or article valued because it is strange or rare
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