noun ( pl. -ties)
1 a strong desire to know or learn something : filled with curiosity, she peered through the window.
2 a strange or unusual object or fact : he showed them some of the curiosities of the house.
curiosity killed the cat proverb being inquisitive about other people’s affairs may get you into trouble.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French curiousete, from Latin curiositas, from curiosus (see curious ).