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1. curiosity

noun. ['ˌkjʊriːˈɑːsəti'] a state in which you want to learn more about something.

Synonyms

  • state of mind
  • cognitive state
  • wonder
  • interest
  • involvement
  • desire to know
  • lust for learning
  • inquisitiveness
  • curiousness

Antonyms

  • unconsciousness
  • inwardness
  • certainty
  • consciousness

Etymology

  • curiouseté (Anglo-Norman)
  • curiositatem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Curiosity

  • religiosity
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  • velocity
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How to spell curiosity? Is it curiousity? Or curosity? Common misspellings are:

  • curiousity
  • curosity

Example sentences of the word curiosity


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cats are known for their curiosity and can get into some tight spaces.

Quotes containing the word curiosity


1. I don't need someone with a hot body. He can be fat or overweight and have a belly. It's very much about style and substance and humor, interest, curiosity and really being smart.
- Kate Walsh

2. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.—"Old Man's Advice to Youth: 'Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'"LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64
- Albert Einstein

3. The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
- Ellen Parr

2. curiosity

noun. ['ˌkjʊriːˈɑːsəti'] something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting.

Synonyms

  • physical object
  • whatnot
  • object
  • rarity
  • collector's item
  • knickknack
  • knickknackery
  • oddity
  • collectible
  • bric-a-brac
  • collectable
  • oddment
  • nicknack
  • curio
  • showpiece
  • piece de resistance

Antonyms

  • approve
  • abundance
  • familiarity
  • undue

Etymology

  • curiouseté (Anglo-Norman)
  • curiositatem (Latin)
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