curieux

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cūriōsus (careful, attentive, inquisitive), from Proto-Indo-European *kois- (to be concerned).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. curious, inquisitive, agog; possessing curiosity
  2. curious, unusual, interesting, quaint; inducing curiosity

Usage notes[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

curieux m (plural curieux, feminine curieuse)

  1. rubbernecker

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "curieux" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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