curiously


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cu·ri·ous

 (kyo͝or′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Eager to learn more: curious investigators; a trapdoor that made me curious.
2. Unduly inquisitive; prying: a curious neighbor always looking over the fence.
3. Arousing interest because of novelty or strangeness: a curious fact.
4. Archaic
a. Accomplished with skill or ingenuity.
b. Extremely careful; scrupulous or fastidious.

[Middle English, from Old French curios, from Latin cūriōsus, careful, inquisitive, from cūra, care; see cure.]

cu′ri·ous·ly adv.
cu′ri·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.curiously - in a manner differing from the usual or expected; "had a curiously husky voice"; "he's behaving rather peculiarly"
2.curiously - with curiosity; "the baby looked around curiously"
Translations
باستِطلاع
podivnězvědavě
ejendommeligtmærkeligt
furcsa módon
einkennilega
radovedno
merakla

curiously

[ˈkjʊərɪəslɪ] ADV
1. (= inquisitively) [ask, look] → con curiosidad
2. (= oddly) [silent, reticent] → curiosamente
curiously, he didn't objectcuriosamente, no puso objeciones
curiously shapedcon una forma curiosa
curiously enough, it's truecuriosamente or aunque parezca extraño, es cierto

curiously

[ˈkjʊəriəsli] adv
(= strangely) → curieusement
curiously enough, ... → bizarrement, ...
(= inquisitively) → avec curiosité

curiously

adv
(= inquisitively)neugierig
(= oddly) behave, speak etcseltsam, eigenartig, merkwürdig, sonderbar; disappearedauf sonderbare or seltsame Weise; unconcernedseltsam, merkwürdig; they are curiously similarsie ähneln sich merkwürdig or auf seltsame Weise; it was curiously quietes war merkwürdig ruhig; any sense of humour is curiously absentseltsamerweise or eigenartigerweise fehlt jeglicher Sinn für Humor; curiously enoughmerkwürdigerweise; curiously (enough), he didn’t objectmerkwürdigerweise hatte er nichts dagegen

curiously

[ˈkjʊərɪəslɪ] adv (see adj) → con curiosità, stranamente
curiously enough, ... → per quanto possa sembrare strano,...

curious

(ˈkjuəriəs) adjective
1. strange; odd. a curious habit.
2. anxious or interested (to learn). I'm curious (to find out) whether he passed his exams.
ˈcuriously adverb
ˌcuriˈosity (-ˈo-) plural ˌcuriˈosities noun
1. eagerness to learn. She was very unpopular because of her curiosity about other people's affairs.
2. something strange and rare. That old chair is quite a curiosity.
References in classic literature ?
THE gentleman raised his eyes above his newspaper and looked curiously at Jemima--
He brought out the pepper box, and eyed it curiously.
His voice when he spoke was, curiously enough, the voice of a gentleman, thick and a trifle rough though it sounded.
Only the even lines rhyme, except in the four-line or stop-short poem, when the first line often rhymes with the second and fourth, curiously recalling the Rubaiyat form of the Persian poets.
Miss Polly, to tell the truth, was feeling curiously helpless.
The sun shone into my bath-water through the west half-window, and a big Maltese cat came up and rubbed himself against the tub, watching me curiously.
Here and there she came to a full stop, ad peeped curiously into a pool, left by the retiring tide as a mirror for Pearl to see her face in.
Suddenly he dropped from the tree, and in another moment was holding the fronds apart and staring curiously at me.
The smoke was inhaled from large pipes, the bowls of which, made out of small cocoanut shells, were curiously carved in strange heathenish devices.
There were boys all round him, looking at him curiously, and a feeling of shame came over Philip.
Curiously enough, almost the first person whom she saw was the Prince.
By-the-bye, Hugh," she went on curiously, "you didn't tell me that you'd called on Captain Granet this evening.