[syn: foreignness, strangeness, curiousness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Curiousness \Cu"ri*ous*ness\, n.
1. Carefulness; painstaking. [Obs.]
My father's care
With curiousness and cost did train me up. --
2. The state of being curious; exactness of workmanship;
ingenuity of contrivance.
3. Inquisitiveness; curiosity.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a state of active curiosity [syn: curiousness,
2: the quality of being alien or not native; "the strangeness of
a foreigner" [syn: foreignness, strangeness,
curiousness] [ant: nativeness]