Definition of Curiosity

1. Noun. A state in which you want to learn more about something.




2. Noun. Something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting.

Definition of Curiosity

1. n. The state or quality or being curious; nicety; accuracy; exactness; elaboration.

Definition of Curiosity

1. Noun. (obsolete) Careful, delicate construction; fine workmanship, delicacy of building. (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Inquisitiveness; the tendency to ask learn about things by asking questions, investigating, or exploring. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

3. Noun. A unique or extraordinary object which arouses interest. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curiosity

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curiosity (current term)
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Literary usage of Curiosity

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1. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by Jonathan Swift (1894)
"THE curiosity and Impatience of my Master were so great, that he spent many hours of his leisure to instruct me. He was convinced (as he afterwards told me) ..."

2. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"['oo, p. 73.] curiosity AND MENTAL CONTROL curiosity.—Many of the constituents of what is vaguely called instinctive curiosity have ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The remoter causes are two: curiosity and pride. curiosity, unless wisely held in bounds, is of itself sufficient to account for all errors. ..."

4. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor: With a Life of the Author by Jeremy Taylor, Reginald Heber (1828)
"It is a grace of God, that moderates the over-active- ness and curiosity of the mind, and orders the passions of the body, and external actions, ..."

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