Complete Definition of "curiosity"

English
wikipedia

Pronunciation
w:AHD|AHD: kyooÍr"ÄÅs'ÉtÄ
IPA|/ËkjÊÉrɪËÉsɪti/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /%[email protected]"[email protected]/

Noun
en-noun|curiosities

  1. inquisitiveness; the tendency to ask questions, investigate, or explore

#:Cats have a natural curiosity that sometimes gets them in trouble.
#:Out of curiosity, why are you wearing your shirt backwards? (means, "I am just wondering")

  1. An unique or extraordinary object which arouses interest.

#: He kept the strangely shaped rock as a curiosity.

Quotations
1956 â w:Arthur C. Clarke|Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 39
:"Certainly there is nothing wrong with Alvin's intelligence, but many of the things that should concern him seem to be a matter of complete indifference. On the other hand, he shows a morbid curiosity regarding subjects which we do not generally discuss."

Antonyms
ignorance

Translations
trans-top|inquisitiveness; the tendency to ask questions, investigate, or explore
Azeri: t|az|maraq|xs=Azeri
Chinese: å¥½å¥ (haoqi), 好å¥å¿ (haoqixin), çå (zhenpin)
Czech: t-|cs|zvÄdavost|f
Dutch: t+|nl|nieuwsgierigheid
Finnish: uteliaisuus
French: t+|fr|curiosité
German: Neugier
Greek: t+|el|ÏεÏιέÏγεια|trperiérgeia|scGrek
Hebrew: סקרנ×ת (saqranut) f
Italian: t+|it|curiosità
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Japanese: 好å¥å¿ (ããããã kÅkishin), çå¥ (ã¡ãã chinki)
Korean: í¸ê¸°ì¬
Kurdish: mereq f, hewes f, balkêÅî f, tatêl f, tatol f, çavzêlkî f, etir f, xemxwerî f
Latin: curiositas nominative, curiositatis genitive
Lithuanian: smalsumas m, žingeidumas m
Old English: t-|ang|fyrwet|n|xs=Old English
Portuguese: t+|pt|curiosidade
Russian: t-|ru|лÑбопÑÑÑÑво|trlyubopytstvo|scCyrl
Slovene: t+|sl|radovednost|f
Spanish: t+|es|curiosidad
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trans-top|An unique or extraordinary object which arouses interest
Czech: t-|cs|kuriozita|f
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Related terms
curious (adjective)
curiosity killed the cat

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