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curiosity

  

      n   pl   , -ties  
1    an eager desire to know; inquisitiveness  
2   
a    the quality of being curious; strangeness  
b    (as modifier)  
the ring had curiosity value only     
3    something strange or fascinating  
4    a rare or strange object; curio  
5    Obsolete   fastidiousness  
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curiosity

  
1    inquisitiveness, interest, nosiness     (informal)   prying, snooping     (informal)  
2    celebrity, freak, marvel, novelty, oddity, phenomenon, rarity, sight, spectacle, wonder  
3    bibelot, bygone, collector's item, curio, knick-knack, objet d'art, trinket  

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