♦♦♦ADJ-GRADED: oft it v-link ADJ to-inf/thatIf you find something interesting, it attracts your attention, for example because you think it is exciting or unusual.
It was interesting to be in a different environment...
The two halves of the town face each other, and both have interesting churches...
His third album is by far his most interesting.
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interesting — interesting, engrossing, absorbing, intriguing mean having a quality or qualities that secure attention and hold it for a length of time. Interesting implies a power in a person or thing to awaken such a mental or emotional reaction involving… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
Interesting — In ter*est*ing, a. Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news. Cowper. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
interesting — (adj.) 1711, that concerns, important, from INTEREST (Cf. interest) (v.). Meaning so as to excite interest is from 1768. Related: Interestingly. Euphemistic phrase interesting condition, etc., pregnant is from 1748 … Etymology dictionary
interesting — interesting; un·interesting; … English syllables
interesting — index attractive, moving (evoking emotion), provocative, sapid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
interesting — [adj] appealing, entertaining absorbing, affecting, alluring, amusing, arresting, attractive, beautiful, captivating, charismatic, compelling, curious, delightful, elegant, enchanting, engaging, engrossing, enthralling, entrancing, exceptional,… … New thesaurus
interesting — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ arousing curiosity or interest. DERIVATIVES interestingly adverb interestingness noun … English terms dictionary
interesting — [in′trəstiŋ] adj. exciting curiosity or attention; of interest interestingly adv … English World dictionary
interesting — adj. 1) highly interesting 2) interesting for; to 3) interesting to + inf. (he s interesting to watch = it s interesting to watch him) 4) interesting that + clause (it s interesting that the incident was not reported in the newspapers) * * * [… … Combinatory dictionary
interesting — in|terest|ing W2S1 [ˈıntrıstıŋ] adj if something is interesting, you give it your attention because it seems unusual or exciting or provides information that you did not know about ≠ uninteresting, boring ↑boring ▪ That s an interesting question … Dictionary of contemporary English
interesting — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ prove ▪ … Collocations dictionary