French edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin cūriōsus (careful, attentive, inquisitive).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ky.ʁjø/[1]
  • (file)

Adjective edit

curieux (feminine curieuse, masculine plural curieux, feminine plural curieuses)

  1. curious, inquisitive, intrigued, wondering; possessing curiosity
    C’est un garçon curieux.
    He's an inquisitive boy.
  2. curious, unusual, interesting, quaint; inducing curiosity
    C’est un curieux garçon.
    He's an unusual boy.

Usage notes edit

  • (curious, unusual): In this sense, curieux may either precede or follow its noun, with a subtle difference of nuance.[1]

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Danish: kuriøs

Noun edit

curieux m (plural curieuse, feminine curieuse)

  1. rubbernecker

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 curieux”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

Further reading edit