Definitions for interestingˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•ter•est•ingˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋ(adj.)
engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity:
an interesting book.
Origin of interesting:
arousing or holding the attention
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
interesting(adjective)ˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋ
making you feel interested
an interesting book; It'd be interesting to find out more.; It's interesting that she didn't want anyone to know.
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
Translations for interesting
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an interesting book.
- مُهِم/ مُمْتِعArabic
- interessantePortuguese (BR)
- جالب توجهFarsi
- جالب توجهPersian
- په زړه پورې، خوندور، دتوجه وړPashto
- 有趣的Chinese (Trad.)
- thú vịVietnamese
- 有趣的Chinese (Simp.)
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