He has gained in practicality, but has lost in the quality of interestingness.
I don't seem to mind so much whether they're good or naughty—with me it's their interestingness that comes first.
All literature is the expression of feeling, of passion, of emotion, caused by a sensation of the interestingness of life.
And, finally, as a key to interest, a teacher needs to know what the "factors of interestingness" are.
He worked hard and he worked cleverly, and as the cities grew in beauty and interestingness he loved them more and more.
Illustrate concretely the force of each of the factors of interestingness.
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.