[ in-kyoor-ee-uhs ]
/ ɪnˈkyʊər i əs /


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

Origin of incurious

From the Latin word incūriōsus, dating back to 1560–70. See in-3, curious

Related forms

in·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


/ (ɪnˈkjʊərɪəs) /


not curious; indifferent or uninterested

Derived Forms

incuriosity (ɪnˌkjʊərɪˈɒsɪtɪ) or incuriousness, nounincuriously, adverb
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