A person who is curious wants to learn more about specific topics that seem interesting, or a curious person hopes to discover new ideas or study different people, places, and subjects.
- Mary is a very curious person.
- Thomas is curious about anything related to science.
- Teachers hope to have students who are curious because they ask good questions.
- To be a better student, it’s good to be curious about topics that are new to you.
- A person who is not curious about anything might be kind of a dull person.
Sometimes the word "curious" means that a situation is unusual or there are suspicions about a person’s behavior.
- I find it curious that the young man spends so much time with his goat.
- Edwina has a curious interest in skin disease.
- The old man’s desire to hang out with teenagers is very curious.
- Don’t you find it curious that there aren’t tighter restrictions on gun ownership in the United States?
The word "curiosity" is a noun.
- The boy’s curiosity lead him to study astronomy.
- The girl’s curiosity in anatomy was encouraged by her mother who wanted her daughter to become a doctor.
- Human curiosity has resulted in many new inventions and new ideas over the last few thousand years.
- Boys have a healthy curiosity about girls.
- Girls have a healthy curiosity about boys. (healthy curiosity = natural and generally positive)
- The neighbors are burning with curiosity about why the police visited the house next door.
- People who have a morbid curiosity with serial killers concern me.
- A person’s curiosity can get him or her into trouble.
- Curiosity killed the cat. (This is a popular expression. It means that curiosity can lead to trouble.)
Click here fore more English vocabulary.
August 5, 2019