- made or prepared skillfully.
- done with painstaking accuracy or attention to detail: a curious inquiry.
- careful; fastidious.
- marked by intricacy or subtlety.
- curiosity killed the cat,
Origin of curious
Examples from the Web for curiously
For one Speyside distillery in particular, The Macallan, that process has come to be defined by some curiously small stills.
After the postwar disintegration of the British Empire, Scots curiously disassociated themselves with the period altogether.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Curiously, even the dark meat does not ooze rivers of juice when you bite it.Charlottesville Is Swimming in Finger Lickin’ Gas Station Fried Chicken|Jane & Michael Stern|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Curiously, Patton's accusers never came up with a reason she'd have killed her husband.
For the rest of the world, it was a curiously bizarre event.Eavesdropping On Kim and Kanye’s Florentine “Wedding of the Century”|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The jokes and drinks, which curiously resemble each other, are the best.Letters from America|Rupert Brooke
Michael's last week at school was a curiously unreal experience.Sinister Street, vol. 1|Compton Mackenzie
I found myself in a house which was curiously bare of furniture.Gossamer|George A. Birmingham
She glanced at him curiously as he straightened himself again and dropped upon the cushions at her feet.The Transgression of Andrew Vane|Guy Wetmore Carryl
They looked at her curiously, and when Anne stopped they smiled in a friendly way.A Little Maid of Province Town|Alice Turner Curtis
Word Origin 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).