|Origin:||curios, from Latin curiosus 'careful, wanting to know', from cura; CURE1|
wanting to know about something [↪ inquisitive]:
Puppies are naturally curious.
He was curious about how she would react.
curious to know/see/hear etc
Mandy was curious to know what happened.
Her shouting attracted some curious glances from other people in the restaurant.
strange or unusual:
He felt a curious mixture of excitement and panic.
a curious coincidence
It's curious that she left without saying goodbye.
—curiously adverb:WORD FOCUS: interested
'What have you got in there?' Felix asked curiously.
She felt curiously calm.
similar words: intrigued, curious, absorbed
very interested: fascinated, engrossed, enthralled, spellbound
➔ See also interested