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curiosity

US [ˌkjʊriˈɑsəti]
UK [ˌkjʊəriˈɒsəti]
  • n.好奇心;求知欲;珍品;罕见而有趣之物
  • Web好奇号;有好奇心;火星探测车好奇号
Plural Form:curiosities  
curiosity
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n.
1.
[u][sing]
~ (about sth).~ (to do sth)
好奇心;求知欲a strong desire to know about sth
Children show curiosity about everything.
儿童对一切事物都显露出好奇心。
a certain curiosity to see what would happen next
有点想知道下一步会发生什么事的好奇心
The letter wasn't addressed to me but I opened it out of curiosity .
那封信不是写给我的,然而我却出于好奇把它拆开了。
His answer did not satisfy my curiosity at all.
他的答复丝毫没有满足我的好奇心。
Sophie's curiosity was aroused by the mysterious phone call.
那个神秘的电话引起了索菲的好奇心。
intellectual curiosity
求知欲
‘Why do you ask?’ ‘Oh, just idle curiosity ’(= no particular reason) .
“你为什么要问?”“哦,只是好奇而已。”
2.
[c]
罕见而有趣之物;奇物;珍品an unusual and interesting thing
The museum is full of historical curiosities.
这座博物馆有许多珍奇历史文物。

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