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 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
Recent Examples on the Web Many secularists have convinced themselves that actual Christians are just as incurious and stultified as the Christians of their imagination. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Pro-Choicers, Not Christians, Are Today’s Abortion Fundamentalists," 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,, "Trump Sued by Niece Mary Alleging Family Defrauded Her," 24 Sep. 2020 These false projections are stupid, incurious, and immoral. C. Brandon Ogbunu, Wired, "The Flagrant Hypocrisy of Bungled College Reopenings," 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, "Tom Cotton and the Elite Media’s Dalliance With Illiberalism," 7 June 2020 But a brand-new war run by this corrupt, incurious president, that is the ultimate fear. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Our Frightening Moment Was Years in the Making," 8 Jan. 2020 The collection of essays on major figures in the British 19th century challenged the prevailing view of the Victorians as incurious moral prudes. ... The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Gertrude Himmelfarb," 1 Jan. 2020 Doctors working with transplant patients have noticed that many of them tend to be incurious about the lives of the people whose hearts beat in their chest, or the circumstances of their deaths. oregonlive, "The tragic, redemptive journey of one human heart," 5 Oct. 2019 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

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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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9 Nov 2020

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“Incurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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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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