Synonyms and Antonyms of curiosity
an eager desire to find out about things that are often none of one's business
- Our neighbor's curiosity about what we were doing last night was really offensive.
attentiveness, concern, interest, regard, wonderment
inquiry, interrogation, prying, questioning
interference, intrusiveness, meddlesomeness, obtrusiveness, officiousness
something strange or unusual that is an object of interest
- The museum's curiosities include items constructed entirely out of toothpicks.
marvel, prodigy, rara avis, rare bird, wonder
abnormality, anomaly, freak, monster, monstrosity
malformation, mutant, mutation
a small object displayed for its attractiveness or interest
- an assortment of curiosities from around the world that the family picked up during various vacations
bauble, curio, doodad, gaud, gewgaw (also geegaw), gimcrack, knickknack (also nicknack), novelty, ornamental, tchotchke, trinket
an odd or peculiar habit
- Charles Dickens typically endowed his characters with an array of endearing curiosities.
crotchet, eccentricity, idiosyncrasy, individualism, kink, mannerism, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, singularity, tic, trick, twist
attribute, characteristic, mark, property, trait
custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), way, wont
abnormality, neuroticism, perversion, weirdness
disposition, genius, leaning, partiality
bent, inclination, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency, turn
attitude, character, humor, identity, individuality, nature, personality, temperament