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INTERESTING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does interesting mean? 

INTERESTING (adjective)
  The adjective INTERESTING has 1 sense:

1. arousing or holding the attention

  Familiarity information: INTERESTING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTERESTING (adjective)


Sense 1interesting [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arousing or holding the attention

Similar:

absorbing; engrossing; fascinating; gripping; riveting (capable of arousing and holding the attention)

intriguing (capable of arousing interest or curiosity)

newsworthy (sufficiently interesting to be reported in a newspaper)

unputdownable ((of a book etc) so well written and entertaining as to be difficult to put down)

Also:

exciting (creating or arousing excitement)

stimulating (rousing or quickening activity or the senses)

Attribute:

interest; interestingness (the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.))

Antonym:

uninteresting (arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement)


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