Curiosity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->The desire of knowledge.
<- N
PARAG:Curiosity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ interest
interest
thirst for knowledge
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ curiosity
curiosity
curiousness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inquiring mind
inquiring mind
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inquisitiveness
inquisitiveness
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sightseer
sightseer
quidnunc
newsmonger
Paul Pry
eavesdropper
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ gossip
gossip
&c.(news) 532
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ rubberneck
rubberneck
???>*
=>(U.S.)
PARAG:Curiosity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be curious
be curious
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ take an interest in
take an interest in
stare
gape
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ prick up the ears
prick up the ears
see sights
lionize
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pry
pry
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ nose
nose
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ rubberneck
rubberneck
???>*
=>(U.S.)
PARAG:Curiosity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ curious
curious
inquisitive
burning with curiosity
overcurious
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inquiring
inquiring
&c. 461
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ prying
prying
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inquisitorial
inquisitorial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ agape
agape
&c.(expectant) 507

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • curiosity — ► NOUN (pl. curiosities) 1) a strong desire to know or learn something. 2) a unusual or interesting object or fact. ● curiosity killed the cat Cf. ↑curiosity killed the cat …   English terms dictionary

  • curiosity — (n.) late 14c., careful attention to detail, also desire to know or learn (originally usually in a bad sense), from O.Fr. curiosete curiosity, avidity, choosiness (Mod.Fr. curiosité), from L. curiositatem (nom. curiositas) desire of knowledge,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • curiosity — [n1] intense desire to know, understand concern, eagerness, inquiring mind, inquiringness, inquisitiveness, interest, interestingness, intrusiveness, investigation, meddlesomeness, meddling, mental acquisitiveness, nosiness, officiousness, prying …   New thesaurus

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  • Curiosity — For other uses, see Curiosity (disambiguation). Curious redirects here. For other uses, see Curious (disambiguation). Curious children gather around photographer Toni Frissell, looking at her camera Curiosity (from Latin curiosus careful,… …   Wikipedia

  • curiosity — cu|ri|os|i|ty [ˌkjuəriˈɔsıti US ˌkjuriˈa:s ] n plural curiosities 1.) [singular, U] the desire to know about something ▪ I opened the packet just to satisfy my curiosity. ▪ The news aroused a lot of curiosity among local people. ▪ She decided to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • curiosity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, intense ▪ insatiable ▪ She has an insatiable curiosity about life. ▪ mild ▪ idle …   Collocations dictionary

  • curiosity */ — UK [ˌkjʊərɪˈɒsətɪ] / US [ˌkjʊrɪˈɑsətɪ] noun Word forms curiosity : singular curiosity plural curiosities 1) [singular/uncountable] a strong feeling of wanting to find out about something curiosity about: All children have a certain curiosity… …   English dictionary

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