arousing or holding the attention
Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.
engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news
"Interesting" was the fifth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first broadcast on BBC2 on 7 December 1982.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
In hacker parlance, this word has strong connotations of ‘annoying’, or ‘difficult’, or both. Hackers relish a challenge, and enjoy wringing all the irony possible out of the ancient Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. Oppose trivial, uninteresting.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1182
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #592
Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Adjectives Frequency: #126
The numerical value of interesting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of interesting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
It was an interesting experience being metropolitan editor of the Times , in precisely the same way as being simmered in a saucepan for a few years is terribly interesting.
They say the bad guys are more interesting to play but there is more to it than that - playing the good guys is more challenging because it's harder to make them interesting.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
Confucius said it was good to live in interesting times, although Mr Draghi might well be thinking 'yes but not quite this interesting...' as yet again Greece threatens to upset the European apple cart.
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Translations for interesting
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- interessantCatalan, Valencian
- kiintoisa, mielenkiintoinen, kiinnostavaFinnish
- nijsgjirrichWestern Frisian
- suimiúil, spéisiúilIrish
- inntinneachScottish Gaelic
- दिलचस्प, रोचकHindi
- 흥미로운, 흥미롭다Korean
- интересен, за́нимливMacedonian
- belangwekkend, interessantDutch
- ciekawy, interesującyPolish
- заня́тный, интере́сныйRussian
- interesantan, занимљив, zanimljiv, интересантанSerbo-Croatian
- enteresan, ilginçTurkish
- دلچسپ, روچکUrdu
- אינטערעסאַנט, טשיקאַוועYiddish
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