What does interesting mean?

Definitions for interestingˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word interesting.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interesting(adj)

    arousing or holding the attention

Wiktionary

  1. interesting(Adjective)

    Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interesting

    of Interest

  2. Interesting(adj)

    engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news

Freebase

  1. Interesting

    "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

  1. interesting

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1182

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #592

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interesting' in Adjectives Frequency: #126

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of interesting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of interesting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Josh Billings:

    Every man has his follies -- and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    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.

  3. A. M. Rosenthal:

    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.

  4. Walter Bagehot:

    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.

  5. Gary Jenkins:

    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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