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curious

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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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