Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Arousing or holding the attention; absorbing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Exciting or adapted to excite interest; engaging the attention or curiosity: as, an interesting story.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.
  • verb Present participle of interest.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective arousing or holding the attention

Etymologies

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interest +‎ -ing

Examples

  • 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.

    A Short History of Greek Philosophy

  • 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.

    PopSnap: Sarah Meyers’ Live Online TV Show

  • 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.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • 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.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • 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.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • 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.

    The Fortunes of Indigo Skye

  • 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.

    Bark « Fairegarden

  • 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.

    CertCities.com | IT Forums

  • 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.

    CertCities.com | IT Forums

  • 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.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

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  • Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.

    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Define "interesting".

    Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: deadpan Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?

    -Serenity, 2005

    December 19, 2007

  • It means a whole lot of nothing.

    May 12, 2008

  • Ahahah, yes, this word is such the expressiveless filler word.

    May 12, 2008

  • (adj) Something which arouses no interest at all.

    From Urban Dictionary

    June 25, 2008

  • "I'm not listening to you" in Fourceelian.

    November 3, 2008

  • Sounds like: entrusting

    January 19, 2009

  • Testing 2

    March 27, 2009

  • Low intensity

    October 12, 2012