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

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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 That’s an assumption rooted in familiar and endlessly fractious debates between art and commerce; elitism and Philistinism; an eclectic, connoisseurial sensibility and an incurious, consumerist one. Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2021 Fake Accounts suffers from too little of that something else: the narrator’s consciousness is a hermetic one, private about its actual griefs and incurious about those felt by others. Gemma Sieff, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2021 Public officials should understand by now that being silent or incurious about lead poisoning is being complicit. Nick Martin, The New Republic, 19 Feb. 2021 The man is a complete dolt who is pathologically incurious about the world and does not care a whit about anyone but himself, and his brand of shameless, emboldened stupidity has conquered the Republican Party. Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, 8 Dec. 2020 Many secularists have convinced themselves that actual Christians are just as incurious and stultified as the Christians of their imagination. David Harsanyi, National Review, 30 Oct. 2020 The memoir, which portrays Donald Trump as a liar and narcissist who was coddled by an overbearing father, an incurious press and reckless banks, went on sale in July as planned after a judge refused to issue an injunction against its release. Erik Larson,, 24 Sep. 2020 These false projections are stupid, incurious, and immoral. C. Brandon Ogbunu, Wired, 2 Sep. 2020 That word also describes the critiques of progressive politics offered by the Times’ Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss: Their work is often glib and repetitive, marred by both factual errors and an incurious condescension. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, 7 June 2020

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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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The first known use of incurious was circa 1618

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14 May 2021

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“Incurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of incurious

formal : having no desire to learn or know more about something or someone : not curious

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