- made or prepared skillfully.
- done with painstaking accuracy or attention to detail: a curious inquiry.
- careful; fastidious.
- marked by intricacy or subtlety.
Origin of curious
Examples from the Web for curious
As I got better, I also got curious about what happened to other patients like me.
I had, for a long time, been curious about the place where all this fantastic stuff was made.A Whisky Connoisseur Remembers That First Sip of The Macallan||December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They are very friendly and curious,” The Evening Independent wrote in 1979 in an item emphasizing their popularity and cuteness.Lovable ‘Madagascar’ Penguins Are Known to Rape and Torture in Real Life|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And there is this curious connection as well: Leila and Temur have the same daughter-in-law.
For someone wanting to run for president next year, the decision is curious.
The King looked round with a curious eye, and elsewhere, before departing.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
If I had answered all the questions put to me by the curious Denboroites I should have found time for little else.The Rise of Roscoe Paine|Joseph C. Lincoln
Curious rivulets of tawny brown ran here and there as far as the eye could reach.Francisco Our Little Argentine Cousin|Eva Cannon Brooks
It is curious to find that in 1821 the function of the hospital as a school for students of medicine was something of a novelty.Springtime and Other Essays|Francis Darwin
The occasion of this rupture between George the First and his son was curious.The Town|Leigh Hunt
British Dictionary definitions for curious
Word Origin for curious
Word Origin and History for curious
mid-14c., "eager to know" (often in a bad sense), from Old French curios "solicitous, anxious, inquisitive; odd, strange" (Modern French curieux) and directly from Latin curiosus "careful, diligent; inquiring eagerly, meddlesome," akin to cura "care" (see cure (n.)). The objective sense of "exciting curiosity" is 1715 in English. In booksellers' catalogues, the word means "erotic, pornographic." Curiouser and curiouser is from "Alice in Wonderland" (1865).