Synonyms for curiousness

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The curiousness of the subject will, I hope, excuse my dwelling on it for some time.

Surely, that which is forbid as solemn matter of religion, should be rather forbid as mere matter of curiousness.

There is nothing else to recommend the poem except its wit and the curiousness of the subject.

Her mother had been frank with her since she had reached the age of curiousness; in turn Mona was frank with her father.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "eager to know" (often in a bad sense), from Old French curios "solicitous, anxious, inquisitive; odd, strange" (Modern French curieux) and directly from Latin curiosus "careful, diligent; inquiring eagerly, meddlesome," akin to cura "care" (see cure (n.)). The objective sense of "exciting curiosity" is 1715 in English. In booksellers' catalogues, the word means "erotic, pornographic." Curiouser and curiouser is from "Alice in Wonderland" (1865).

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nouncuriosity
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