curiosity

Part of speech: noun

Habitual anxiety for knowledge; inquisitiveness.

Part of speech: noun

A rare and interesting object.

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Usage examples "curiosity":

  1. Primrose walked slowly down the wide staircase full of curiosity. - "A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia", Amanda Minnie Douglas.
  2. Why I ran I do not know- it was not curiosity. - "Life on the Stage", Clara Morris.
  3. Likely Mr. Clarence's curiosity got the better of him, said he, and he wanted to look your place over and see that it warn't too good; or mebbe he just happened to be going by. - "Ted and the Telephone", Sara Ware Bassett.