|a.||1.||Difficult to please or satisfy; solicitous to be correct; careful; scrupulous; nice; exact.|
|2.||Exhibiting care or nicety; artfully constructed; elaborate; wrought with elegance or skill.|
|3.||Careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry; habitually inquisitive; prying; - sometimes with after or of.|
|4.||Exciting attention or inquiry; awakening surprise; inviting and rewarding inquisitiveness; not simple or plain; strange; rare.|
Abstruse investigations in recondite branches of learning or sciense often bring to light curious results.
|Adj.||1.||curious - beyond or deviating from the usual or expected; "a curious hybrid accent"; "her speech has a funny twang"; "they have some funny ideas about war"; "had an odd name"; "the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves"; "something definitely queer about this town"; "what a rum fellow"; "singular behavior"|
|2.||curious - eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the neighbor's doings"|
incurious - showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity; "strangely incurious about the cause of the political upheaval surrounding them"
|3.||curious - having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more; "a trap door that made me curious"|