interesting
adjective Date: 1768 holding the attention ; arousing interest • interestingness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Interesting — In ter*est*ing, a. Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interesting — (adj.) 1711, that concerns, important, from INTEREST (Cf. interest) (v.). Meaning so as to excite interest is from 1768. Related: Interestingly. Euphemistic phrase interesting condition, etc., pregnant is from 1748 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • interesting — index attractive, moving (evoking emotion), provocative, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • interesting — [adj] appealing, entertaining absorbing, affecting, alluring, amusing, arresting, attractive, beautiful, captivating, charismatic, compelling, curious, delightful, elegant, enchanting, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, entrancing, exceptional,… …   New thesaurus

  • interesting — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ arousing curiosity or interest. DERIVATIVES interestingly adverb interestingness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • interesting — [in′trəstiŋ] adj. exciting curiosity or attention; of interest interestingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • interesting — 1. (interesting) (3744↑, 791↓) (adj) Something which arouses no interest at all. Used to politely avoid admitting this, which indirectly expresses your indifference. Yes, your bottle cap collection is interesting. Author: Prof. Wetwang… …   Urban English dictionary

  • interesting — adj. 1) highly interesting 2) interesting for; to 3) interesting to + inf. (he s interesting to watch = it s interesting to watch him) 4) interesting that + clause (it s interesting that the incident was not reported in the newspapers) * * * [… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • interesting — in|terest|ing W2S1 [ˈıntrıstıŋ] adj if something is interesting, you give it your attention because it seems unusual or exciting or provides information that you did not know about ≠ uninteresting, boring ↑boring ▪ That s an interesting question …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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