- odd and curious
For the odd and curious of us, to fly like a bird is a not an easy thing.b) A way to designate special coins, namely coins that are both odd and imperfect or seriously damaged.
The odd and curious is born good and pure. The society corrupts.
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curious — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French curios, from Latin curiosus careful, inquisitive, from cura cure Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic made carefully b. obsolete … New Collegiate Dictionary
curious — 1 Curious, inquisitive, prying, snoopy, nosy are comparable when meaning interested in finding out or in a search for facts that are not one s personal concern. Curious need not imply objectionable qualities such as intrusiveness or impertinence … New Dictionary of Synonyms
curious — [kyoor′ē əs] adj. sometimes compar.curiouser: often in allusion to Lewis Carroll s Alice s Adventures in Wonderland [ME < OFr curios < L curiosus, careful, diligent, curious; akin to cura, care: see CURE] 1. eager to learn or know 2.… … English World dictionary
odd — / oddball [adj1] unusual, abnormal atypical, avant garde, bizarre, character, crazy, curious, deviant, different, eccentric, erratic, exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, flaky*, freak*, freakish*, freaky*, funny, idiosyncratic, irregular,… … New thesaurus
curious — (adj.) mid 14c., eager to know (often in a bad sense), from O.Fr. curios solicitous, anxious, inquisitive; odd, strange (Mod.Fr. curieux) and directly from L. curiosus careful, diligent; inquiring eagerly, meddlesome, akin to cura care (see CURE… … Etymology dictionary
curious — curiously, adv. curiousness, n. /kyoor ee euhs/, adj. 1. eager to learn or know; inquisitive. 2. prying; meddlesome. 3. arousing or exciting speculation, interest, or attention through being inexplicable or highly unusual; odd; strange: a curious … Universalium
odd — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. strange, unusual, unnatural; curious, quaint, queer, bizarre, droll; singular, single; casual, occasional; unmatched, unpaired, lone; extra, left. See remainder, unconformity.Ant., normal, usual. II … English dictionary for students
curious — [[t]kjʊ͟əriəs[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ about n If you are curious about something, you are interested in it and want to know more about it. Steve was intensely curious about the world I came from... Children are naturally… … English dictionary
curious — Synonyms and related words: aberrant, abnormal, absurd, agape, agog, all agog, analytical, attentive, attracted, barmy, bizarre, burning with curiosity, careful, catechistic, cathectic, cautious, circumspect, concerned, considerate, consumed with … Moby Thesaurus
odd — Synonyms and related words: abnormal, absolute, absurd, algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, alone, anomalous, asymmetric, azygous, bereft of reason, brainsick, cardinal, casual, celibate, chance, contingent, contrasting, counter, crackbrained,… … Moby Thesaurus