Synonyms and Antonyms of curious
1 interested in what is not one's own business curious neighbors peered out of their windows as the new people moved in Synonyms inquisitive, nosy (or nosey), prying, snoopy Related Words interfering, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious; inquisitional, inquisitorial, interrogative, questioning, quizzical; concerned, interested Near Antonyms apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested Antonyms incurious, uncurious
2 different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion that's a curious argument to make in favor of legalizing certain drugs Synonyms bizarre, bizarro, cranky, crazy, odd, eccentric, erratic, far-out, funky, funny, kinky, kooky (also kookie), offbeat, off-kilter, off-the-wall, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, remarkable, rum [chiefly British], screwy, spaced-out, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird, weirdo, wildRelated Words aberrant, abnormal, addlepated, flaky; extraordinary, fantastic (also fantastical), freak, freakish, freaky, phantasmagoric (or phantasmagorical), phenomenal; atypical, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, salient, striking; atrocious, outrageous, shocking; crotchety, idiosyncratic, nonconformist, nonmainstream, out-there, unconventional, unorthodox; baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying, perplexing, puzzlingNear Antonyms average, commonplace, everyday, garden, normal, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday; conformist, conservative, conventional; expected, familiar, knee-jerk, predictable; common, customary, frequent, habitual, regular, wonted
3 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced a curious hairstyle for a young girl Synonyms unusual, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, rare, singular, strange, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, weirdRelated Words bizarre, eccentric, far-out, kooky (also kookie), oddball, outlandish, outré, way-out; aberrant, abnormal, atypical, exceptional, irregular; newsworthy, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, particular, remarkable, specialNear Antonyms unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms common, ordinary, plain, usual
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