curious curious  /ˈkjʊ ri əs/


  1. (adj) beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
  2. (adj) eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
  3. (adj) having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more


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  1. Local Headlines

    Curious about anything going on in your community? Just ask. We'll quiz community leaders, business officials, historians, educators ... whoever can tell us what you want to know.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  2. CalStar unveils new Mendocino County helicopter

    Anyone curious about the new helicopter that's been flying over Ukiah lately was offered a firsthand look at it Thursday at Ukiah Valley Medical Center.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Willits News

  3. This week: moving rendition of the national anthem, a curious justice and Menil Collection.

    This week: moving rendition of the national anthem, a curious justice and Menil Collection. Houston Chronicle Copyright 2013 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 5:29 pm, Friday, June 14, 2013 Hizzoner outlined a comprehensive plan this week to protect his city from the threat of rising sea levels and ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Houston Chronicle


  1. In one curious moment, Clinton said, "In the last several debates I seem to get the first question all the time. I don't mind. I'll be happy to field it. I just find it curious if anybody saw Saturday Night Live," maybe we should ask Barack if...
    on Feb 26, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I think the fans will appreciate what he did. I'm kind of curious myself. I'll be a good spectator on that one," he said. "I think people have to keep in mind that you're talking about a guy that had a lot to do with two World Series that we...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: David Ortiz Source: Boston Globe

  3. "That's the one thing that always impressed me about coach," Abdul-Jabbar said afterward. "He never stopped being curious, understanding he hadn't learned everything that was possible to know."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Source: The Associated Press

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