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1 interested in what is not one's own business
  • curious neighbors peered out of their windows as the new people moved in

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3 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced
  • that is one of the most curious paintings I've ever seen

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curious, inquisitive, prying mean interested in what is not one's personal or proper concern. curious, a neutral term, basically connotes an active desire to learn or to know. children are curious about everything inquisitive suggests impertinent and habitual curiosity and persistent quizzing. dreaded the visits of their inquisitive relatives prying implies busy meddling and officiousness. prying neighbors who refuse to mind their own business

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

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“Curious.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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