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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Other Words from incurious

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

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With ill-fitting tuxes and mean tweets and weird fist bumps, the Trumps, led by our incurious and norm-eviscerating president, gave the royal family a taste of what nonbrainwashed Americans have had to endure since Jan. 20, 2017. Rex Huppke,, "What the (BLEEP) just happened? Rex Huppke's 'Week In Review'," 7 June 2019 An incurious press corps seems largely uninterested in the appropriate size of the federal workforce. James Freeman, WSJ, "The 380,000," 8 Jan. 2019 Only a person fundamentally incurious about world cinema — which is to say, a person who has no real business attending Cannes in the first place — would argue otherwise. Justin Chang,, "Stubborn? Arrogant? Irrelevant? The 2018 Cannes Film Festival weathers the storm," 9 May 2018 Even Strand and Charlotte are one dimensional — weirdly dedicated to their jobs but totally incurious about any larger existential questions posed by this rebellion. William Lee,, "‘Westworld’ Episode 7 recap: 5 things to know about ‘Les Écorchés' and what lies beneath the surface," 4 June 2018 Interviews with a dozen diplomats and foreign policy experts, some of whom requested anonymity to speak openly due to the sensitivity of the issue, underscore the widespread consternation with a seemingly incurious and blustery president. Eli Stokols,, "Trump claims U.S. is ‘respected again' in the world. 'Preposterous,' say allies and diplomats.," 7 June 2018 All of this makes Trump essentially the perfect mark: a man who’s easily flattered, short-tempered, quick to blame others, intellectually incurious, brimming with self-assurance, and unwilling to reflect on his own misjudgments. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The World’s Most Powerful Rube," 4 June 2018 Why are the media so incurious about the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton and Comey's decision not to indict her? Fox News, "Sen. Rubio on whether Trump has reversed course on China," 16 May 2018 American teenagers, to his great benefit, were naturally incurious. Daniel Riley, GQ, "The Great High School Impostor," 1 May 2018

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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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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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