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interesting

[ in-ter-uh-sting, -truh-sting, -tuh-res-ting ]
/ ˈɪn tər ə stɪŋ, -trə stɪŋ, -təˌrɛs tɪŋ /
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adjective
engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book.
arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face.
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Idioms about interesting

    in an interesting condition, (of a woman) pregnant.

Origin of interesting

First recorded in 1705–15; interest + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM interesting

in·ter·est·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·est·ing·ness, nounun·in·ter·est·ing, adjectiveun·in·ter·est·ing·ly, adverb
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What are other ways to say interesting?

A person or a thing that is interesting arouses a feeling of curiosity or concern, or is engaging and exciting. But interesting isn’t quite the same as pleasing or gratifying. Find out why on Thesaurus.com.

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British Dictionary definitions for interesting

interesting
/ (ˈɪntrɪstɪŋ, -tərɪs-) /

adjective
inspiring interest; absorbing

Derived forms of interesting

interestingly, adverbinterestingness, noun
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