- 1eager to know or learn something
- 2strange; unusual
Using curious: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "curious" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
She was curious about the new student in class.
I'm curious to know what happened next.
The strange noise made me curious.
He had a curious habit of collecting rocks.
curious Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using curious
curiosity killed the cat
being too curious can lead to trouble
A: I wonder what's inside that box. B: Be careful, curiosity killed the cat.
pique someone's curiosity
to make someone interested in something
The trailer for the new movie piqued my curiosity.
I'm dying of curiosity to find out what happened.
Phrases with curious
She was curious about the history of the building.
The disappearance of the plane remains a curious case.
Her curious mind led her to explore many different fields of study.
Origins of curious
from Old French 'curios', meaning 'careful, diligent, inquisitive'
Summary: curious in Brief
The term 'curious' [ˈkjʊəriəs] describes an eagerness to learn or know something, as well as something strange or unusual. It can be used to describe people, situations, or habits, such as 'She was curious about the new student in class.' 'Curious' is also used in phrases like 'curious mind,' and idioms like 'curiosity killed the cat,' warning against excessive inquisitiveness.