- engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book.
- arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face.
- in an interesting condition, (of a woman) pregnant.
Origin of interesting
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Examples from the Web for interestingly
Interestingly, if Grimm is expelled, he is not legally prohibited from running in the special election for his seat.The Felon Who Wouldn’t Leave Congress
Ben Jacobs, David Freedlander
December 23, 2014
Interestingly, The Interview was the one movie that was not stolen and made available online by those who hacked Sony.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel
December 20, 2014
Interestingly, the Bob Jones University report is, itself, a kind of religious document.Church Sex Scandals Are Rooted in Theology
December 15, 2014
Interestingly, the PLOS Medicine article noted, Otsuka makes the same claim for schizophrenia as it does for bipolar disorder.Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year
November 9, 2014
Interestingly, just a month before 9/11, that number was at only about 40 percent.We've Been on the Wrong Track Since 1972
November 7, 2014
Brandes and Wicksteed argue most interestingly from the theme.Iconoclasts
And I would add, she is very much all alive, most interestingly so, in fact.Cats
W. Gordon Stables
As a writer Muir is one of the most interestingly instructive we have had.Wisconsin in Story and Song;
She certainly could talk most interestingly of her former grandeur.Confessions of an Opera Singer
They at least teach boys geography, and teach it interestingly.The Idiot at Home
John Kendrick Bangs
- inspiring interest; absorbing
Word Origin and History for interestingly
1711, "that concerns, important," from interest (v.). Meaning "so as to excite interest" is from 1768. Related: Interestingly. Euphemistic phrase interesting condition, etc., "pregnant" is from 1748.