curious collocations and examples

 UK /ˈkjʊəriəs/

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wanting to find out about something


Adverbs frequently used with curious
very: endlessly, extremely, genuinely, insatiably, intensely, really, terminally, veryChildren are insatiably curious and may well find medicines which are not in a locked cabinet.slightly: a little, mildly, slightlyClicking this link implies that you are at least mildly curious about me.rather: quite, rather, somewhatI am somewhat curious as to your reasons for telling people about your diagnosis.only: just, merely, plain, simplySome requests are from researchers for media programmes and some are from people who are just plain curious.naturally: naturallyI am a naturally curious person.about academic work: intellectuallyWe are looking for students who are intellectually curious.in an unpleasant way: morbidlyOnly the expert, or the morbidly curious, would want to linger in a funeral parlour.
Verbs frequently used with curious
be curious: be, feelI have always felt curious about other countries.become curious: become, getHe ran off when passers-by became curious.
Verbs in the infinitive frequently used after curious
discover, find, find out, hear, know, learn, note, observe, seeI’m curious to know why you left the army.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with curious
adventurous, enthusiastic, inquisitive, intelligent, interested, open-minded, playfulTeachers at the High School aim to create inquisitive, curious young people who will always have that desire to find out more.
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unusual and interesting


Adverbs frequently used with curious
very: extremely, really informal, veryHe died in very curious circumstances.rather: quite, rather, somewhatIt’s rather curious, but there isn’t any photograph.slightly: a little, slightlyIt was a slightly curious thing but on the very first day of the new month the weather settled down and we got a week of hotish, dry weather.
Nouns frequently used with curious
event or situation: case, circumstance, coincidence, incident, phenomenonThen again curious coincidences can just happen.fact or feature: fact, feature, thingBut the curious thing I noticed was that about 10 or 15 local lads joined in at the front of the march.result: effectHis singing had a curious effect on me.mixture: blend, combination, mix, mixtureWe’ll be following a bridleway through a curious mixture of pasture, woodland and heath.
Verbs frequently used with curious
be, find something, seemHer choice of words seemed curious.
Other nouns/adjectives/verbs frequently used with curious
amusing, fascinating, interestingIt is extremely curious and amusing to listen to the different interpretations or versions of the same thing.
 
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