Definition for diverting (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of divert
Examples from the Web for diverting
Day by day, it drives people to distraction by diverting energy to mindless legal compliance.
It had been a disaster, diverting farmers from the land, draining their grain supplies and ultimately starving millions.
He is the most frisky, diverting, and altogether impish of all our wild creatures.The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers|John Burroughs
Two men and a naked female sit in the open air, diverting themselves with music.
All the entertaining and diverting passages have been suppressed, and some wretched stuff inserted.The Truth about Opium|William H. Brereton
The shops, too, have their diverting irregularities, as well as the town.Rambles Beyond Railways;|Wilkie Collins
I admit that the scene in West Africa was a diverting novelty.
British Dictionary definitions for diverting
Word Origin for divert
Word Origin and History for diverting
early 15c., from Middle French divertir (14c.), from Latin divertere "to turn in different directions," blended with devertere "turn aside," from dis- "aside" and de- "from" + vertere "to turn" (see versus). Related: Diverted; diverting.