incurious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj incurious showing absence of intellectual inquisitiveness or natural curiosity "strangely incurious about the cause of the political upheaval surrounding them"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Incurious Not curious or inquisitive; without care for or interest in; inattentive; careless; negligent; heedless. "Carelessnesses and incurious deportments toward their children."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incurious Not curious; careless; negligent; indifferent.
    • incurious Not curious or striking; deficient in interest.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Incurious in-kū′ri-us not curious or inquisitive: inattentive: deficient in interest
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incuriosus,: cf. F. incurieux,. See In- not, and Curious

Usage

In literature:

But at this, not to appear suspiciously incurious, he put on the mask of indifferent interest and asked the waiter concerning the uproar.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
And the officers, it appeared, were equally incurious.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
It has been said that children go to school ignorant but curious, and leave school ignorant and incurious.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
There was a brief moment when Wyk, standing aside incuriously, gave us opportunity for swift whispers.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
Darius was incurious by nature, though he had brief fevers of curiosity.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
The following anecdote respecting a Spanish missal, called St. Isidore's, is not incurious; hard fighting saved it from destruction.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
The infantry, climbing above, looked down the far wooded slopes, but incuriously.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
But her father seemed strangely, unnaturally incurious.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
She comprehends results, but is incurious as to causes.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
As they had their effect, those who profited by increased safety could afford to be incurious of reasons.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
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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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