curious: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kyoor'ē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. eager to learn or know; inquisitive.
  2. prying; meddlesome.
  3. arousing or exciting speculation, interest, or attention through being inexplicable or highly unusual; odd; strange: a curious sort of person; a curious scene.
  4. a curious inquiry.
    1. made or prepared skillfully.
    2. done with painstaking accuracy or attention to detail:a curious inquiry.
    3. careful; fastidious.
    4. marked by intricacy or subtlety.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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