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King James Dictionary

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Additional Resources
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Magic; Egypt, curious arts
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Curious arts
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Greek - curious arts
Hebrew - curious girdle

CURIOUS, a. L., care. See Cure.

1. Strongly desirous to see what is novel, or to discover what is unknown; solicitous to see or to know; inquisitive.

Be not curious in unnecessary matters, nor to pry into the concerns of your neighbors.

2. Habitually inquisitive; addicted to research or enquiry; as a man of a curious turn of mind; sometimes followed by after, and sometimes by of.

Curious after things elegant and beautiful; curious of antiquities.

3. Accurate; careful not to mistake; solicitous to be correct.

Men were not curious what syllables or particles they used.

4. Careful; nice; solicitous in selection; difficult to please.

A temperate man is not curious of delicacies.

5. Nice; exact; subtile; made with care.

Both these senses embrace their objects--with a more curious discrimination.

6. Artful; nicely diligent.

Each ornament about her seemly lies, by curious chance, or careless art, composed.

7. Wrought with care and art; elegant; neat; finished; as a curious girdle; curious work Exodus 28 and 30.
8. Requiring care and nicety; as curious arts. Acts 19.
9. Rigid; severe; particular. Little used.
10. Rare; singular; a a curious fact.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Curious'". "King James Dictionary".


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