in·​cu·​ri·​ous | \ (ˌ)in-ˈkyu̇r-ē-əs How to pronounce incurious (audio) \

Definition of incurious

: lacking a normal or usual curiosity : uninterested a blank incurious stare

Other Words from incurious

incuriosity \ (ˌ)in-​ˌkyu̇r-​ē-​ˈä-​sə-​tē How to pronounce incurious (audio) \ noun
incuriously \ (ˌ)in-​ˈkyu̇r-​ē-​əs-​lē How to pronounce incurious (audio) \ adverb
incuriousness noun

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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

Examples of incurious in a Sentence

She is remarkably incurious about the natural world. a quick incurious glance at the pile of junk mail
Recent Examples on the Web He’s narrowly focussed on the relentless course of the action, and incurious about its byways, its implications, its material or emotional realities. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 26 May 2022 Paul is just emerging from the incurious phase of childhood and perhaps for the first time is receptive to hearing about the pain of the past. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2022 And for a narrative ostensibly aimed at dismantling Clinton’s self-image, Primary Colors is curiously incurious about his manner and personal affectations. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 It’s also strikingly incurious about how Emily is often a lousy crook who repeatedly bungles Youcef’s safety rules. Amy Nicholson, Variety, 24 Jan. 2022 Joel and his choir buddy Fred (Hill), a professor at the local agriculture college, aren’t incurious about the larger world the way Tricia is. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2022 The former boogeyman of the American left, once viewed as rash, incurious and overly trusting of his gut, has been eclipsed by an even more absurd, menacing figure. Washington Post, 1 Sep. 2021 Heart transplant recipients sometimes are incurious about the details of the lives of their donors. Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2021 For Greenwald, the Carlson story has become another example of the perfidy of an incurious media unwilling to question state power. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 2 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of incurious

circa 1618, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for incurious

Latin incuriosus, from in- + curiosus curious

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“Incurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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