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Definition of Curious

Babylon English Dictionary

inquisitive, desiring to know and understand anything; odd, strange; rare
Curious Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
curiosus
Chaucer's Middle English Glossary
adj. skillful, skillfully made
Curious Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.
  
(a.)
Exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare.
  
(a.)
Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.
  
(a.)
Careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of.
  
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curious
\cu"ri*ous\ (k?"r?-?s), a. [of. curios, curius, f. curieux, l. curiosus careful, inquisitive, fr. cura care. see cure.]
1. difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact. [obs.] little curious in her clothes. how shall we, if he be curious, work upon his faith? & fl.
2. exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill. to devise curious works. xxxv. 32 his body couched in a curious bed.
3. careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; -- sometimes with after or of. it is a pity a gentleman so very curious after things that were elegant and beautiful should not have been as curious as to their origin, their uses, and their natural history.
4. exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare. "acurious tale" a multitude of curious analogies. many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. a. poe. abstruse investigations in recondite branches of learning or sciense often bring to light curious results. j. smith.
curious
arts, magic. [obs.] many which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them. xix. 19.


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English Phonetics

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Cywreinwaith = n. curious workmanship
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"
(synonym) funny, odd, peculiar, queer, rum, rummy, singular
(similar) strange, unusual
2. eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the neighbor's doings"
(antonym) incurious
(similar) inquisitive, speculative, questioning, wondering(a)
(see-also) inquiring
3. having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more; "a trap door that made me curious"
(similar) interested
Curious Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Curiosity (from Latin curiosus "careful, diligent, curious," akin to cura "care") is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in human and many animal species. The term can also be used to denote the behavior itself being caused by the emotion of curiosity. As this emotion represents a thirst for knowledge, curiosity is a major driving force behind scientific research and other disciplines of human study.

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Curious Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The right thumb and index finger pinch the skin over the Adam's apple, while the hand wiggles up and down.