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curious

adjective uk   /ˈkjʊə.ri.əs/ us    /ˈkjʊr.i-/

curious adjective (INTERESTED)

B1 interested in learning about people or things around you: I was curious to know what would happen next. Babies are curious about everything around them. "Why did you ask?" "I was just curious."

curious adjective (STRANGE)

strange and unusual: There was a curious-looking man standing outside. A curious thing happened to me yesterday. It's curious (that) Billy hasn't phoned when he promised he would.
Synonym
curiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B2 Curiously (= strangely), there didn't seem to be a bank in the town.
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