American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Arousing or holding the attention; absorbing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exciting or adapted to excite interest; engaging the attention or curiosity: as, an interesting story.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion
- adj. arousing or holding the attention
- interest + -ing (Wiktionary)
“The main purpose which I have had in view in writing this book has been to present an account of Greek philosophy which, within strict limits of brevity, shall be at once authentic and interesting -- _authentic_, as being based on the original works themselves, and not on any secondary sources; _interesting_, as presenting to the ordinary English reader, in language freed as far as possible from technicality and abstruseness, the great thoughts of the greatest men of antiquity on questions of permanent significance and value.”
“I think she’s done a great job leveraging interesting content over her good looks to create a show that is actually _interesting_ to watch, and isn’t just another blond chick using her beauty to attract viewers.”
“Not only are they likely to give me crap about my clothes or something equally as important they will use the word interesting to describe what Im wearing, and we all know that to most people, interesting is not a compliment, but I dont especially want to watch Jay with his hands practically up Amys shirt right there on the front lawn.”
“Probably what most people think about when the term interesting bark is mentioned, the row of riverbirches along the wooden fence near the house has entered its peeling stage.”
“The term interesting traffic means that when traffic meeting a pre-determined type or load is seen by the router, it knows that an ISDN call is warranted to pass that traffic to its destination.”
“Book value of the company is $23.05 per share and of course I say that's somewhat, I think I used the term interesting, but also somewhat frustrating to us given where we're currently trading.”
“What makes this interesting is the fact that the current production reserves are a few million barrels a day, largely from Saudi Arabia.”
“They pointed to him in particular as going -- as coming back saying he wasn't going to do inspections, and then suddenly going out, doing some very -- what they call interesting inspections.”
“It depends what you call interesting," was his rejoinder to the unconventional reply.”
“If you are a goose, cackling a great deal, silly at heart and wholly indifferent about to-morrow, you will choose just what you call the interesting titles.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘interesting’.
It's fun to find the politically incorrect equivalents. To see more (lesser common but still funny ones) check http://www.bored.com/pcphrases/
fellow Muslims, ageing population, gender mainstreaming, emerging democracies, mentally challeng..., intellectually di..., African American, native American, first nations, Caucasian, firefighter, police officer and 205 more...
â€¢ The word must have an even number of vowels.
â€¢ There must be four or more vowels; thus, at minimum, an A-A-A-A or A-B-B-A pattern.
â€¢ The vowels must appear in a mir...
between or among; mutually
Words that catch my fancy. Make me wish I was clever enough to work them into conversation without upsetting people.
Words that people pronounce in ways I wouldn't pronounce them.
See comments on pipsiculture and homosexuality, which have nothing to do with each other except that I read comments on them at around the same time on the same day.
See also the list ...
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favorite word" and adds it to this list.
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The present, the future. Goals, wishes, hopes.
Words to do with Joss Whedon things, like Buffy, Firefly.
Very basic words for ESL students.
I'm not talking about a Pennsylvanian drinking wooder or a Virginian crapping in an oothoos or even the plural form of "y'all" being "all y'all". (Hey, I love my Appalachian heritage.) I'm talking ...
Looking for tweets for interesting.