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incurious

[in-kyoo r-ee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. not curious; not inquisitive or observant; inattentive; indifferent.
  2. Archaic. lacking care or attention; careless; negligent.
  3. Archaic. deficient in interest or novelty.
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Origin of incurious

From the Latin word incūriōsus, dating back to 1560–70. See in-3, curious
Related formsin·cu·ri·os·i·ty [in-kyoo r-ee-os-i-tee] /ˌɪn kyʊər iˈɒs ɪ ti/, in·cu·ri·ous·ness, nounin·cu·ri·ous·ly, adverb

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1. uninterested, apathetic, unconcerned.
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Examples from the Web for incurious

Historical Examples

  • For the first time in his life he was taking that incurious woman into his confidence.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • Lady Lane's face, reflected in the mirror, was passive and incurious.

  • They moved a little in my direction, incurious, recognizing me slowly.

    The Arrow of Gold

    Joseph Conrad

  • The Greek was incurious about construction qua construction.

  • Was it because she had been so incurious that it had worn that look to her?

    The Reef

    Edith Wharton


British Dictionary definitions for incurious

incurious

adjective
  1. not curious; indifferent or uninterested
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Derived Formsincuriosity (ɪnˌkjʊərɪˈɒsɪtɪ) or incuriousness, nounincuriously, adverb
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Word Origin and History for incurious

adj.

1560s, "negligent, heedless," from Latin incuriosus "careless, negligent, unconcerned," from in- "not, opposite of, without" (see in- (1)) + curiosus (see curious). Meaning "uninquisitive" is from 1610s. Objective sense of "unworthy of attention" is from 1747.

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