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curious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of curious

  1. 1 interested in what is not one's own business curious neighbors peered out of their windows as the new people moved in Synonyms of curious inquisitive, nosy (or nosey), prying, snoopy Words Related to curious interfering, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious; inquisitional, inquisitorial, interrogative, questioning, quizzical; concerned, interested Near Antonyms of curious apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested Antonyms of curious incurious, uncurious

  2. 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 of curious 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, wildWords Related to curious 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 of curious 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. 3 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced a curious hairstyle for a young girl Synonyms of curious unusual, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, rare, singular, strange, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, weirdWords Related to curious 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 of curious unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms of curious common, ordinary, plain, usual

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