Incuriousness

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Incuriousness Unconcernedness; incuriosity. "Sordid incuriousness and slovenly neglect."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n incuriousness The quality of being incurious; incuriosity.
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Usage

In literature:

He was the most taciturn and incurious man that I have ever met.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman
Even the incurious Frowenfeld would fain guess a little.
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
She had been very sweet and very incurious.
"Mr. Prohack" by E. Arnold Bennett
St. George entered her drawing-room incuriously.
"Romance Island" by Zona Gale
I shall, of course, be veiled, and William is the best-trained, the most incurious of servants.
"No. 13 Washington Square" by Leroy Scott
The girl at the window glanced incuriously at him and turned to look.
"Mavericks" by William MacLeod Raine
Then, not incuriously, seeing the affectional tie that had always held us, he wanted to see me every day.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
Manuel, coming out of the post-office with his mail, looked at the weeping girl incuriously.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
They were on other business, and their incurious minds bothered little about a city that was dead and gone for them.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He liked to have them on the ship, silent, incurious, efficient, devoid of ambition.
"Command" by William McFee
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In poetry:

Remembrance, what wilt thou with me? The year
Declined; in the still air the thrush piped clear,
The languid sunshine did incurious peer
Among the thinned leaves of the forest sere.
"Nevermore" by Paul Verlaine
Thenceforth she but festooned the porch of things;
Apt at life's lore, incurious what life meant.
Dextrous of hand, she struck her lute's few strings;
Ignobly perfect, barrenly content.
"Wordsworth's Grave" by William Watson
My black hills have never seen the sun rising,
Eternally they look north towards Armagh.
Lot's wife would not be salt if she had been
Incurious as my black hills that are happy
When dawn whitens Glassdrummond chapel.
"Shancoduff" by Patrick Kavanagh

In news:

The director general's controlled performance did not win praise, and earned Entwistle the label, "Incurious George," Hewlett said.
Not only did she know little, but she was determinately incurious and supremely smug in her ignorance .
Are people really so incurious as to why gay men are called poodles .
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