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Pronunciation: (kyoor'ē-us), [key]
adj.
1. eager to learn or know; inquisitive.
2. prying; meddlesome.
3. arousing or exciting speculation, interest, or attention through being inexplicable or highly unusual; odd; strange: a curious sort of person; a curious scene.
4. Archaic.
a. made or prepared skillfully.
b. done with painstaking accuracy or attention to detail: a curious inquiry.
c. careful; fastidious.
d. marked by intricacy or subtlety.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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