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curiosity

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1 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

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2 something strange or unusual that is an object of interest
  • the museum's curiosities include items constructed entirely out of toothpicks

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3 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

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The first known use of curiosity was in the 14th century

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“Curiosity.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/curiosity. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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