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English noun: curiosity

1. curiosity (cognition) a state in which you want to learn more about something


Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind

Narrower (hyponym)curiousness, desire to know, inquisitiveness, interest, involvement, lust for learning, thirst for knowledge

2. curiosity (artifact) something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

Synonymscurio, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity

Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

Narrower (hyponym)bric-a-brac, collectable, collectible, collector's item, knickknack, knickknackery, nicknack, piece de resistance, showpiece, whatnot

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