Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Arousing or holding the attention; absorbing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.
  • v. Present participle of interest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • What makes this interesting is the fact that the current production reserves are a few million barrels a day, largely from Saudi Arabia.

    growth and shrinkage

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Jan 18, 2003

  • "It depends what you call interesting," was his rejoinder to the unconventional reply.

    Denzil Quarrier

  • 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.

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  • Low intensity

    October 12, 2012

  • Testing 2

    March 27, 2009

  • Sounds like: entrusting

    January 19, 2009

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

    November 3, 2008

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

    From Urban Dictionary

    June 25, 2008

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

    May 12, 2008

  • It means a whole lot of nothing.

    May 12, 2008

  • 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