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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The guards were less curious, and got out as soon as they got permission.
He longed to see the curious table-napkins wrought for the Priest of the Sun, on which were displayed all the dainties and viands that could be wanted for a feast; the mortuary cloth of King Chilperic, with its three hundred golden bees; the fantastic robes that excited the indignation of the Bishop of Pontus and were figured with "lions, panthers, bears, dogs, forests, rocks, hunters--all, in fact, that a painter can copy from nature"; and the coat that Charles of Orleans once wore, on the sleeves of which were embroidered the verses of a song beginning "Madame, je suis tout joyeux," the musical accompaniment of the words being wrought in gold thread, and each note, of square shape in those days, formed with four pearls.
Curious stories became current about him after he had passed his twenty-fifth year.
The hero of the wonderful novel that had so influenced his life had himself known this curious fancy.
"I am one of the King's Rangers," replied Robin, "set here to guard his deer against curious looking strollers."
"Curious looking I may be," returned the other, "but no stroller.
As for D'Artagnan, he did not even see them; his house with its gabled roof, its windows crowded with the curious, attracted and even absorbed all the attention he was capable of.
I was curious to know the value of so complete an estancia.
On two occasions I met with in this province some oxen of a very curious breed, called nata or niata.
They were curious about the price and condition of horses and cattle in England.
The whole account appears to me a curious instance of the pliability of the affections in the dog; and yet, whether wild or however educated, he has a feeling of respect or fear for those that are fulfilling their instinct of association.
The story of Doctor Reefy and his courtship of the tall dark girl who became his wife and left her money to him is a very curious story.
She was in that condition because of a series of circumstances also curious.
But what was still more curious, Flask--you know how curious all dreams are-- through all this rage that I was in, I somehow seemed to be thinking to myself, that after all, it was not much of an insult, that kick from ahab.