Have you ever had a desire to know about something or learn more after seeing an event or action that has piqued your interest? If so, you may have displayed curiosity.
Curiosity is a noun that names the desire to know something.
Curiosity is a noun.
Curiosity is linked to the word curious, which is an adjective. Curious has a similar meaning to curiosity, in that it is the eagerness to know something, or a word used to describe an object that is out of the ordinary, or somewhat strange.
Example sentences may include:
- The boy was curious about the lions in the zoo.
- The curious object scared the children.
- Curiosity killed the cat.
- The purchase of an expensive Ferrari attracted the curiosity of the other members of the golf club.
- Sometimes it is best to rein in your curiosity, or you may find out something that you do not like.
- Curiosity may get the better of people who are naturally excited about the smallest thing.
- The parent followed their child when they went out, out of curiosity.
The Cambridge Dictionary definition of curiosity is ‘an eager wish to know or learn about something‘.
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