Curiousness
Curiousness Cu"ri*ous*ness, n. 1. Carefulness; painstaking. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

My father's care With curiousness and cost did train me up. -- Massinger. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being curious; exactness of workmanship; ingenuity of contrivance. [1913 Webster]

3. Inquisitiveness; curiosity. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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