adjective Etymology: Latin incuriosus, from in- + curiosus curious Date: circa 1618 lacking a normal or usual curiosity ; uninterested <
a blank incurious stare
Synonyms: see indifferentincuriosity nounincuriously adverbincuriousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Incurious — In*cu ri*ous, a. [L. incuriosus: cf. F. incurieux. See {In } not, and {Curious}.] Not curious or inquisitive; without care for or interest in; inattentive; careless; negligent; heedless. [1913 Webster] Carelessnesses and incurious deportments… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incurious — (adj.) 1560s, negligent, heedless, from L. incuriosus careless, negligent, unconcerned, from in not, opposite of, without (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + curiosus (see CURIOUS (Cf. curious)). Meaning uninquisitive is from 1610s. Objective sense of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incurious — unconcerned, indifferent, aloof, detached, uninterested, disinterested Analogous words: *abstracted, preoccupied, absent, absentminded, distraught Antonyms: curious, inquisitive Contrasted words: prying, snoopy, nosy (see CURIOUS): intrusive,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • incurious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not eager to know something; lacking curiosity. DERIVATIVES incuriosity noun incuriously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • incurious — [in kyoor′ē əs] adj. [L incuriosus] not curious; not eager to find out; uninterested; indifferent SYN. INDIFFERENT incuriosity [in΄kyoor′ē äs′ə tē] n. incuriousness incuriously adv …   English World dictionary

  • incurious — adjective formal not naturally interested in finding out about the things around you: The child watched with an incurious gaze …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • incurious — incuriosity /in kyoor ee os i tee/, incuriousness, n. incuriously, adv. /in kyoor ee euhs/, adj. 1. not curious; not inquisitive or observant; inattentive; indifferent. 2. Archaic. lacking care or attention; careless; negligent. 3. Archaic.… …   Universalium

  • incurious — adjective a) Lacking interest or curiosity; uninterested. b) apathetic or indifferent …   Wiktionary

  • incurious — Synonyms and related words: absent, absentminded, abstracted, aloof, apathetic, ataractic, blase, bored, careless, casual, detached, devil may care, disinterested, dispassionate, disregardant, disregardful, distant, distracted, distrait,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • incurious — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. apathetic, indifferent, uninterested; see dull 3 , indifferent 1 . See Synonym Study at indifferent . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking interest in one s surroundings or worldly affairs: aloof, detached,… …   English dictionary for students

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