interesting

[in-ter-uh-sting, -truh-sting, -tuh-res-ting]
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adjective
  1. engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book.
  2. arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face.
Idioms
  1. 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

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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
  1. not interesting; boringlifeless and uninteresting

interesting

adjective
  1. 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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