ADJ. great, intense | insatiable She has an insatiable curiosity about life. | mild | idle, mere, simple ‘Why do you ask?’ ‘Mere curiosity.’ | natural School should awaken a child's natural curiosity. | open staring with open curiosity | morbid
VERB + CURIOSITY have | arouse, awaken Their curiosity was aroused by his strange behaviour. | satisfy
CURIOSITY + VERB get the better of sb, overcome sb Harry's curiosity got the better of him and he unlocked the cupboard
PREP. out of ~ We went to the show out of curiosity more than anything else. | with ~ The children watched us with mild curiosity. | ~ about I needed to satisfy my curiosity about what it was like to make records.
PHRASES a sense of curiosity