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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."CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning

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
Strange, suspicious and unnatural
curiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B2 Curiously (= strangely), there didn't seem to be a bank in the town.Strange, suspicious and unnaturalCuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
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