interesting

[in-ter-uh-sting, -truh-sting, -tuh-res-ting]
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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.

Idioms

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

Origin of interesting

First recorded in 1705–15; interest + -ing2
Related formsin·ter·est·ing·ly, adverbin·ter·est·ing·ness, nounun·in·ter·est·ing, adjectiveun·in·ter·est·ing·ly, adverb

Synonyms for interesting

1. absorbing, entertaining. Interesting, pleasing, gratifying mean satisfying to the mind. Something that is interesting occupies the mind with no connotation of pleasure or displeasure: an interesting account of a battle. Something that is pleasing engages the mind favorably: a pleasing account of the wedding. Something that is gratifying fulfills expectations, requirements, etc.: a gratifying account of his whereabouts; a book gratifying in its detail.

Antonyms for interesting

1. dull.
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British Dictionary definitions for uninteresting

uninteresting

adjective

not interesting; boringlifeless and uninteresting

interesting

adjective

inspiring interest; absorbing
Derived Formsinterestingly, adverbinterestingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for uninteresting
adj.

1769, from un- (1) "not" + interesting.

interesting

adj.

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.

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