One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she was obviously curious, but too polite to ask questions’
inquisitive, intrigued, interested, eager to know, dying to know, burning with curiosity, agog
quizzical, enquiring, searching, probing, querying, questioning, interrogative
perplexed, puzzled, baffled, mystified
informal nosy, nosy-parker, snoopy
Northern English Scottish nebby
2‘her curious behaviour intrigued him’
strange, odd, peculiar, funny, unusual, bizarre, weird, eccentric, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, out of the ordinary, atypical, anomalous, untypical, different, out of the way, surprising, incongruous, extraordinary, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, unaccountable, inexplicable, irregular, singular, offbeat, unconventional, unorthodox, outlandish, off-centre, aberrant, freak, freakish, deviant
uncanny, eerie, unnatural
British out of the common
informal off the wall, wacky
British informal rum
North American informal wacko
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