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curiousadjective

 us   /ˈkjʊər·i·əs/
  • curious adjective (INTERESTED)

interested in learning about people or things around you: [+ to infinitive] I’m curious to see what’s going to happen on the political scene.
  • curious adjective (UNUSUAL)

unusual and therefore worth noticing: A curious figure in a red cape and black boots darted into the building.
(Definition of curious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"curious" in British English

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curiousadjective

uk   /ˈkjʊə.ri.əs/  us   /ˈkjʊr.i.əs/
  • 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."

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adverb uk   /ˈkjʊə.ri.əs.li/  us   /ˈkjʊr.i.əs.li/
B2 mainly UK Curiously (= strangely), there didn't seem to be a bank in the town.
(Definition of curious from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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