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 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 But there was always another incurious investor, afraid of missing out on the next Amazon or Uber, who was ready to buy into the myth. Washington Post, 22 July 2021 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

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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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17 Oct 2021

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“Incurious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of incurious

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


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