curious


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Synonyms for curious

beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)

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having curiosity aroused

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I did but play this little jest with hope to surprise you into some display of your art, as not doubting you would blast the guards with occult fires, consuming them to ashes on the spot, a marvel much beyond mine own ability, yet one which I have long been childishly curious to see.
There was one curious effect, which I need not take the trouble to describe--because I can scissor a description of it out of the railway company's advertising pamphlet, and say my ink:
They were the first I had ever beheld, and I should have been curious enough to dissect one of them, if I had had proper instruments, which I unluckily left behind me in the ship, although, indeed, the sight was so nauseous, that it perfectly turned my stomach.
It was curious my not wanting to know her, wasn't it?
Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet-ground in her life; it was all ridges and furrows; the balls were live hedgehogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and to stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches.
repeated the Mouse, 'they are such curious names; they make me very thoughtful.
Meanwhile Robin approached the curious looking stranger.
Very curious, very curious," said Passepartout to himself, on returning to the steamer.
If I'd been jaded that day, or hadn't liked your face, well--it's a curious question where you would have been now
And speaking of the differences between the life on Mars and terrestrial life, I may allude here to the curious suggestions of the red weed.
He did not express any open displeasure, but threw Rataziaev a curious look, and removed his hand from his shoulder.
Consequently, the faubourg and the Rue Saint Antoine were crowded, for the population of Paris in those days of great executions was divided into two categories: those who came to see the condemned pass -- these were of timid and mild hearts, but philosophically curious -- and those who wished to see the condemned die -- these had hearts that hungered for sensation.
It occurred to me that a work of this kind might comprise a variety of those curious details, so interesting to me, illustrative of the fur trade; of its remote and adventurous enterprises, and of the various people, and tribes, and castes, and characters, civilized and savage, affected by its operations.
I think you will consider them extremely curious, and very beautiful IN THEIR WAY.
I could see that the old friar took a high pride in his curious show.