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.)

  1. engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity:

    an interesting book.

Origin of interesting:

1705–15

in′ter•est•ing•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interesting(adj)

    arousing or holding the attention

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. 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.

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


Translations for interesting

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

interesting(adjective)

an interesting book.

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