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incurious

[in-kyoo r-ee-uh s] /ɪnˈkyʊər i əs/
adjective
1.
not curious; not inquisitive or observant; inattentive; indifferent.
2.
Archaic. lacking care or attention; careless; negligent.
3.
Archaic. deficient in interest or novelty.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin incūriōsus. See in-3, curious
Related forms
incuriosity
[in-kyoo r-ee-os-i-tee] /ˌɪn kyʊər iˈɒs ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
incuriousness, noun
incuriously, adverb
Synonyms
1. uninterested, apathetic, unconcerned.
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Examples for incurious
  • His confidence in the power and performance of his nation makes him provokingly incurious about other nations.
  • His tone deliberately incurious, his mind racing in all directions.
  • Either you're paying attention to the portrayal or you're incurious.
  • But he seemed largely incurious about anyone's essential character, their integrity or motive.
British Dictionary definitions for incurious

incurious

/ɪnˈkjʊərɪəs/
adjective
1.
not curious; indifferent or uninterested
Derived Forms
incuriosity (ɪnˌkjʊərɪˈɒsɪtɪ), incuriousness, noun
incuriously, adverb
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