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English noun: curiosity

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


Synonymswonder


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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