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curious

adjective (STRANGE)    /ˈkjʊə.ri.əs/ US  /ˈkjʊr.i-/
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 peculiarStrange, suspicious and unnatural curiously     /-li/ adverb 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
(Definition of curious adjective (STRANGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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