Translation: from spanish

out of curiosity

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  • out of respect — out of interest/respect/pity/etc phrase because of a particular feeling or attitude It was agreed that alcohol should not be served, out of respect for Muslim customs. I went along to watch the ceremony, more out of curiosity than anything else …   Useful english dictionary

  • out of pity — out of interest/respect/pity/etc phrase because of a particular feeling or attitude It was agreed that alcohol should not be served, out of respect for Muslim customs. I went along to watch the ceremony, more out of curiosity than anything else …   Useful english dictionary

  • curiosity — cu|ri|os|i|ty [ˌkjuəriˈɔsıti US ˌkjuriˈa:s ] n plural curiosities 1.) [singular, U] the desire to know about something ▪ I opened the packet just to satisfy my curiosity. ▪ The news aroused a lot of curiosity among local people. ▪ She decided to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • curiosity */ — UK [ˌkjʊərɪˈɒsətɪ] / US [ˌkjʊrɪˈɑsətɪ] noun Word forms curiosity : singular curiosity plural curiosities 1) [singular/uncountable] a strong feeling of wanting to find out about something curiosity about: All children have a certain curiosity… …   English dictionary

  • curiosity — noun 1 (singular, uncountable) the desire to know about something, or to know about a lot of different things (+ about): Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. | out of curiosity: Just out of curiosity, how old are you? |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • curiosity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, intense ▪ insatiable ▪ She has an insatiable curiosity about life. ▪ mild ▪ idle …   Collocations dictionary

  • curiosity — cu|ri|os|i|ty [ ,kjuri asəti ] noun * 1. ) singular or uncount a strong feeling of wanting to find out about something: curiosity about: All children have a certain curiosity about sexual matters. out of curiosity (=because of curiosity): Just… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curiosity — n. 1) to arouse, excite, pique, whet (one s) curiosity 2) to satisfy one s curiosity 3) healthy; idle; intellectual; natural; unquenchable curiosity 4) curiosity about 5) out of curiosity (he did it out of curiosity) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • out — 1 /aUt/ adverb, adjective (adv only after verb, adj not before noun) 1 NOT INSIDE STH from the inside of something: She opened the envelope and took the letter out. (+ of): The diary must have fallen out of her pocket. | Someone has torn the last …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • curiosity — [[t]kjʊ͟əriɒ̱sɪti[/t]] curiosities 1) N UNCOUNT Curiosity is a desire to know about something. Ryle accepted more out of curiosity than anything else. ...an enthusiasm and genuine curiosity about the past... To satisfy our own curiosity we… …   English dictionary

  • out — out1 W1S1 [aut] adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(from inside )¦ 2¦(outside)¦ 3¦(not at home)¦ 4¦(distant place)¦ 5¦(given to many people)¦ 6¦(get rid of something)¦ 7¦(not burning/shining)¦ 8¦(sun/moon etc)¦ 9¦(flowers)¦ 10¦(complet …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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