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Definition of curious adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1curious (about something) curious (to do something) having a strong desire to know about something synonym inquisitive They were very curious about the people who lived upstairs. I was curious to find out what she had said. Everyone was curious as to why Mark was leaving. He is such a curious boy, always asking questions.
  2. 2curious (that…) strange and unusual There was a curious mixture of people in the audience. It was a curious feeling, as though we were floating on air. It was curious that she didn't tell anyone.
adverb “Are you really an artist?” Sara asked curiously. His clothes were curiously old-fashioned. Curiously enough, a year later exactly the same thing happened again.
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