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cu·ri·ous

curious

 
 
pronunciation:
kyu ri s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: eager to learn or know.
She was curious about how stars were formed.
synonyms:
inquisitive
definition 2: interesting because unusual or strange.
I wonder why Greg has that curious look on his face.
synonyms:
exotic, funny, novel, odd, peculiar, queer, strange, unusual
antonyms:
ordinary
similar words:
different, exceptional, extraordinary, interesting, remarkable, singular, weird
derivations: curiously (adv.), curiousness (n.)
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The word curious contains the following parts:
cur2 Latin root that means to care
-ous, -ious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of, characterized by
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The suffix "-ous , -ious " attaches to Latin, Greek, and native English roots