curious


curious
cu|ri|ous [ `kjuriəs ] adjective **
1. ) someone who is curious wants to find out about something:
I didn't mean to pry. I'm just curious. That's all.
curious about: Children are curious about animals and how they live.
curious to see/hear/know something: People were curious to know why the accident happened.
a ) used about someone's expression:
a curious look/glance: She shot him a quick, curious look.
2. ) unusual and interesting:
a set of curious kitchen implements
He felt a curious mixture of happiness and fear.
it is curious that: It is curious that you've never mentioned this before.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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