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Related to curiousness: curiosity, courteousness
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.
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.]
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|Noun||1.||curiousness - a state of active curiosity|
|2.||curiousness - the quality of being alien or not native; "the strangeness of a foreigner"|
quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare