curiosity collocations and examples

 UK /ˌkjʊəriˈɒsəti/

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a feeling of wanting to know about something


Adjectives frequently used with curiosity
great: boundless, burning, eager, great, inexhaustible, insatiable, intense, realThey were observing my home, just as I was observing theirs, with that same insatiable curiosity.mild: mild“What are you doing?” she asked with mild curiosity.only: idle, mere, sheer, simpleThey had come first, they said, out of idle curiosity.natural: innate, naturalThey have a desire to learn derived from innate curiosity and a wish for self-development.about something unpleasant: morbidBut you can’t help looking back as morbid curiosity makes you wonder if he has died.of a particular type: historical, intellectual, scientificAn intellectual curiosity and a real desire to learn are important attributes.
Verbs frequently used with curiosity
arouse someone’s curiosity: arouse, awaken, excite, fuel, pique, provoke, rouse, spark, stimulate, stir, whetWhen Roland starts sending Cherry coded messages, her curiosity is aroused.satisfy someone’s curiosity: gratify, satisfyTo satisfy his own curiosity, Pemberton examines the family’s history.feel curiosity: be full of, feelno longer feel curiosity: deaden, quell, sate, stifleIn a test-obsessed system, pupils’ curiosity is brutally stifled.
 
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