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Noun
A strong desire to know or learn something
“One of the primary aims for the middle years of schooling is to satisfy the curiosity of the child.”
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A small showy ornament or piece of jewelry
“The mantelpieces and windowsills are adorned with all manner of curiosities.”
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Something or someone strange or unusual that is an object of interest
“The eccentric musician is somewhat of a curiosity in the indie scene.”
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The quality of being strange or unusual such as to arouse interest
“Rachel's claim to fame was her curiosity value as a charming woman who could converse on deep mathematical topics.”
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An odd habit or trait
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“Charles Dickens would regularly endow his characters with a raft of endearing curiosities.”
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The quality of being able to instigate curiosity, or to hold the attention of others
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Places of interest to tourists and visitors in a city, town, or other place
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Uptake or acceptance
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A young person with exceptional qualities or abilities
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A feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar
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An air of mystery, typically arousing curiosity
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Exhibition of biological rarities
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Something or someone that grossly deviates from what is normal
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An object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest
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