not curious; not inquisitive or observant; inattentive; indifferent.
Archaic. lacking care or attention; careless; negligent.
Archaic. deficient in interest or novelty.

Nearby words

  1. incunable,
  2. incunabula,
  3. incunabulum,
  4. incur,
  5. incurable,
  6. incurrence,
  7. incurrent,
  8. incursion,
  9. incursive,
  10. incurvate

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-kyoor-ee-os-i-tee] /ˌɪn kyʊər iˈɒs ɪ ti/, in·cu·ri·ous·ness, nounin·cu·ri·ous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for incurious



not curious; indifferent or uninterested
Derived Formsincuriosity (ɪnˌkjʊərɪˈɒsɪtɪ) or incuriousness, nounincuriously, adverb

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Word Origin and History for incurious



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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