Definition of interesting in English:

interesting

adjective

  • Arousing curiosity or interest; holding or catching the attention.

    ‘an interesting debate’
    ‘it will be very interesting to see what they come up with’
    • ‘This is an interesting volume full of ideas, but only part of the research agenda is here.’
    • ‘The play is particularly interesting for the light it throws on London life of the time.’
    • ‘My husband said an interesting thing about his thoughts while being carried along.’
    • ‘What is interesting to me is that this style of language was pretty universal only a few years ago.’
    • ‘If you want to listen to an entertaining, hopeful and interesting album this is for you.’
    • ‘One of the more interesting Olympic events from Athens looks likely to be the Shot Put.’
    • ‘The pictures were of an amusing as well as of a highly interesting and educational nature.’
    • ‘We are trying to set up a programme which will be interesting and exciting for them.’
    • ‘The guide has also got some very interesting other facts on commonly muddled words.’
    • ‘We have managed to use all of the box this week and make some pretty interesting meals.’
    • ‘He does give some practical advice on how to spot a liar though which might prove interesting.’
    • ‘In the absence of other interesting properties, that may well be all we care about.’
    • ‘The even more interesting statistic though can be seen in the results so far this season.’
    • ‘I am sure it will be a very interesting event and I plan to see at least a few games live.’
    • ‘People are very nice to you and you get a chance to live a very interesting and exciting life.’
    • ‘It will, though, be interesting to see what kind of squad Sven picks to play the Danes.’
    • ‘He's a pretty interesting guy, if only he had the social skills to make that obvious.’
    • ‘The downside of this is that it makes the parts with the action not as interesting.’
    • ‘It makes it a lot more interesting as runs come fast and everything seems more exciting.’
    • ‘There surely must be an interesting use for this, once my mundane chores are over.’
    absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, riveting, gripping, compelling, compulsive, spellbinding, captivating, engaging, enthralling, entrancing, beguiling
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Phrases

  • in an interesting condition

    • euphemistic, archaic (of a woman) pregnant.

      expecting a baby, having a baby, with a baby on the way, having a child, expectant, carrying a child
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Pronunciation

interesting

/ˈɪnt(ə)rɪstɪŋ/