interesting

  • 1 interesting — interesting, engrossing, absorbing, intriguing mean having a quality or qualities that secure attention and hold it for a length of time. Interesting implies a power in a person or thing to awaken such a mental or emotional reaction involving… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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 …

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  • 4 interesting — interesting; un·interesting; …

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

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

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

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

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  • 9 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) * * * [… …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 interesting — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ prove ▪ …

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  • 12 interesting — in|ter|est|ing [ ıntrəstıŋ ] adjective *** something that is interesting makes you want to know about it or take part in it: She s an interesting new writer. That brings up an interesting point that we haven t talked about yet. it is interesting… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 interesting */*/*/ — UK [ˈɪntrəstɪŋ] / US adjective something that is interesting makes you want to know about it or take part in it She s an interesting new writer. That brings up an interesting point that we haven t talked about yet. it is interesting to… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 interesting — interestingly, adv. interestingness, n. /in teuhr euh sting, treuh sting, teuh res ting/, adj. 1. engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book. 2. arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face. 3. in an… …

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  • 15 interesting — / IntristIN/ adjective unusual or exciting in a way that keeps your attention: an interesting film | I found his talk very interesting. | it is interesting to see/know etc: It would be interesting to see figures supporting this argument. | it is… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 interesting — [[t]ɪ̱ntrestɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf/that If you find something interesting, it attracts your attention, for example because you think it is exciting or unusual. It was interesting to be in a different environment... The… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 interesting*/*/*/ — [ˈɪntrəstɪŋ] adj making you want to pay attention or know more an interesting topic[/ex] She s a very interesting speaker.[/ex] It would be interesting to hear their views on this problem.[/ex] It s interesting that she suddenly changed her… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 interesting — /ˈɪntrəstɪŋ/ (say intruhsting) adjective 1. arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face. 2. engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book. –phrase 3. interesting condition, pregnancy. –interestingly,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 Interesting — Interest In ter*est, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interesting}.] [From interess d, p. p. of the older form interess, fr. F. int[ e]resser, L. interesse. See {Interest}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To engage the attention of; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 interesting — adjective arousing curiosity or interest. Phrases in an interesting condition archaic, euphemistic pregnant. Derivatives interestingly adverb interestingness noun …

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