curious

The Correct spelling is: curious

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  • adj.
    1. Eager to learn more: curious investigators; a trapdoor that made me curious.
    2. Unduly inquisitive; prying.
    3. Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness: a curious fact.
    4. Archaic.
      1. Accomplished with skill or ingenuity.
      2. Extremely careful; scrupulous.

    [Middle English, from Old French curios, from Latin cūriōsus, careful, inquisitive, from cūra, care. See cure.]

    curiously cu'ri·ous·ly adv.
    curiousness cu'ri·ous·ness n.

    SYNONYMS  curious, inquisitive, snoopy, nosy. These adjectives apply to persons who show a marked desire for information or knowledge. Curious most often implies an avid desire to know or learn, though it can suggest prying: A curious child is a teacher's delight. A curious neighbor can be a nuisance. Inquisitive frequently suggests excessive curiosity and the asking of many questions: “Remember, no revolvers. The police are, I believe, proverbially inquisitive” (Lord Dunsany). Snoopy suggests underhanded prying: The snoopy hotel detective spied on guests in the lobby. Nosy implies impertinent curiosity likened to that of an animal using its nose to examine or probe: My nosy colleague went through my mail. See also synonyms at strange.


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