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curiosity

noun
 
 
/ˌkjʊəriˈɒsəti/
FEELING [U] B2 the feeling of wanting to know or learn about something: My curiosity got the better of me and I opened the envelope. Just out of curiosity, how did you get my address?CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
STRANGE THING [C] something strange or unusualStrange, suspicious and unnatural things and people
Translations of “curiosity”
in Korean 호기심…
in Arabic فُضول…
in Portuguese curiosidade…
in Catalan curiositat…
in Japanese 好奇心…
in Italian curiosità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 興趣, 好奇心, 求知慾…
in Russian любопытство, странность, редкость…
in Turkish merak, nadir şey, antika…
in Chinese (Simplified) 兴趣, 好奇心, 求知欲…
in Polish ciekawość, ciekawostka, osobliwość…
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