incurious

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adjective in·cu·ri·ous \ (ˌ)in-ˈkyu̇r-ē-əs \

Definition of incurious

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

incuriosity

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incuriously

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incuriousness

noun

Examples of incurious in a Sentence

  1. She is remarkably incurious about the natural world.

  2. a quick incurious glance at the pile of junk mail

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Origin and Etymology of incurious

Latin incuriosus, from in- + curiosus curious

Synonym Discussion of incurious

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

INCURIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

incurious

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Definition of incurious for English Language Learners

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



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