Meaning of INTERESTING in English

INTERESTING

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a good/excellent/interesting article

There was an interesting article on Russia in the paper today.

an interesting comparison

The exhibition provides an interesting comparison of the artists’ works.

an interesting contrast

the interesting contrast between his early and later paintings

an interesting fact

The research revealed some interesting facts about the behaviour of cats.

an interesting point

He has made an interesting point.

an interesting proposition

A further study focussing on older people is an interesting proposition.

an interesting/fascinating subject

Fame is a fascinating subject.

find sth/sb easy/useful/interesting etc

She found the work very dull.

Lots of women I know find him attractive.

I found them quite easy to use.

interesting

The idea sounded interesting , but I didn’t think it would work.

much the best/most interesting etc British English

It’s much the best way to do it.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

also

The fall of Wulfgeat in 1006 is also interesting from another angle.

Section 5.4 is also interesting because the problem it raises cuts across the boundaries of linguistically defined levels of analysis.

The adjacent campanile is also interesting and is a combination of Norman and Byzantine work.

The inclusion of discussion is also interesting and contrasts with traditional approaches which demanded silence in arithmetic lessons.

It is also interesting to note that often they are severely constrained.

The case is also interesting from the point of view of the reason shown for the dismissal.

It is also interesting , absorbing and new.

how

Oscars are not boring How interesting these Oscars are proving to be.

Say how interesting I find the lectures, how romantic the surroundings.

I have often thought how interesting and useful it would be to have a globe in the house.

less

Moreover, housework was a highly privatised activity which was not as well regarded and was much less interesting than paid employment.

The other two churches are less interesting due to alterations and restorations in later periods.

We went on airways, which was less interesting in terms of things to see but got us safety to Biarritz.

He seems to have largely ceased to make these large sketches by 1814 although smaller and less interesting ones exist until 1820.

All the same, despite his intelligence and charm, Diderot is perhaps less interesting in himself than as a symptom and influence.

There is another, apparently much more fundamental although philosophically less interesting , criticism of Libet's work.

The general opinion is that Real are tighter in defence, but less interesting and inventive.

The lunch-time conversation tended to be less interesting than that of Rose and Victorine in the kitchen.

more

These lent brilliance to the footwork which became more intricate and thus more interesting .

This makes it a more interesting place to live.

Female speaker With studying the film it was a lot more interesting than just reading the book.

It just makes it more interesting than a terrible pop song with a straight sequenced beat like a Kylie Minogue record.

So much more interesting than Philpott's drab wall panels at the United Nations headquarters.

But recently my colleagues and I have developed another theory which I think has more interesting implications.

Delta is good for the South and South-west and has a more interesting selection of commuter airlines.

Death was more interesting to him.

most

Branches and subsidiaries One of the most interesting areas for future harmonisation relates to groups of companies, and branches of companies.

Overall, the most interesting examples of Stannard's treatment come out of his own field of physics.

I had the pleasure of sitting next to Prince Abdullah at luncheon, whom I found a most interesting young man.

Perhaps the most interesting point which arises from McCullough's article is that it needed to be said.

One of the most interesting extra-mural buildings was uncovered in the Birch Abbey excavations.

If these regulatory bodies succeed, it will be one of the most interesting developments of the nineties.

And that, I am afraid, is just about the most interesting thing you can say about it.

The most interesting result is that it gives quicker search times for a long word list over the 26-way methods.

particularly

What is particularly interesting from the historical viewpoint is the manner in which refinement of the statistical data has altered the record.

One particularly interesting aspect of the book is the continuous discussion on the use of violence.

A particularly interesting feature of the trestle piers was the method used for founding them on irregular river beds.

The rise is particularly interesting because it confounded expectations.

Two features of this succession on urban wasteland are particularly interesting .

The truth is that her life before marriage was not particularly interesting .

A particularly interesting finding was that of a benign tubulovillous polyp that contained both a mutant K-ras and a p53 allele.

Some of the 1-cyclopropyl-quinolone-carboxylic acid derivatives exhibited particularly interesting microbiological properties.

really

It is great fun experimenting with these patterns and producing some really interesting samples.

Esmonde was a really interesting guy - I've said that even when sober.

Chris Parker's bound to ask lots of questions about them - because they're really interesting .

Apparently they are still quite frequent in Britain, but surely the really interesting question is why?

I remember having some really interesting discussions with him when we'd go and see a band somewhere.

To know the answer to that would have been really interesting .

Now we reach the really interesting question: who are Zande witches?

The really interesting question is what will take its place in this vital prime time slot.

so

What is so interesting here is the cadaveric spasm.

That is why I find Bourdieu's researches so interesting .

But it is the sad worldliness of the backstage banter which makes this play so interesting .

It would not do to forget something so interesting .

Why is Brigitte Bardot so interesting ?

I suggest leaving the parents to try to raise them, as it is so interesting to watch.

Thank you for making my year so interesting and enjoyable.

So what is the world of industry really like, and why do I find it so interesting ?

very

There is no doubt that the Swanage Railway has another very interesting locomotive.

It is a reluctance that already had very interesting echoes for the Middle East, even before the current crisis broke out.

She offers a persuasive and very interesting hypothesis, as yet unsubstantiated, to which classroom research could usefully be directed.

That said, future releases promise to be very interesting .

Naisbitt has transferred this technique from intelligence operations to commercial and social applications, with some very interesting results.

Many of the old houses have been enlarged or improved, but historically are very interesting .

I think it's very interesting since half the century has been concerned with this question of objects.

The afternoon will be devoted to the business meeting which is always very interesting .

■ NOUN

aspect

One particularly interesting aspect of the book is the continuous discussion on the use of violence.

The most interesting aspect of the Labour campaign was, however, its glossy, middle-class niceness.

This brings me to perhaps the most important and interesting aspect of the case.

Yet for a work in a public square this is an interesting aspect of art criticism.

One of the more interesting aspects of the Livingston and Falkirk areas is the drift deposits.

In the first set of interviews there is another interesting aspect of references to work.

Another interesting aspect that has been almost entirely neglected concerns horizontal influences in near and distant gubernii.

Far and away the most interesting aspect of this guitar is the neck block and heel design.

case

A further illustration of the application of these principles is afforded by the interesting case of Giles v. Walker.

As another illustration there is the interesting case of a lady of seventy.

Since there is an interesting case for each, it certainly seems that there may be a compelling case for combining them.

For instance, a liaison group teacher reported an interesting case of lack of conservation of door width.

One of the most interesting cases that Maureen came across that I knew of was a peregrine falcon.

Spycatcher is a very interesting case , in this respect.

development

While conceptually this is an interesting development such measures would be difficult to operationalize.

An interesting development is the direct synthesis of acetic anhydride, used to make cellulose acetate for photographic film base.

In the early seventies an interesting development on our operational side was the emergence of illegal immigrant running by sea.

An even more interesting development is the astonishing advance made by Guscott's kicking.

In this respect, an interesting development has been the growth of Community Schools/Colleges.

If these regulatory bodies succeed, it will be one of the most interesting developments of the nineties.

Towards the end of the 1980s attention was being focussed on some interesting developments in wagon design.

One of the most interesting development initiatives is the community cooperatives.

example

One other interesting example of feeding technology is the use of bait to catch prey.

The career of George Pearson provides an interesting example of the commercial and creative impulses fighting against each other in one person.

Calico printing provides an interesting example .

Let me give a trivial but I hope interesting example from my own experience.

Overall, the most interesting examples of Stannard's treatment come out of his own field of physics.

The portrait is an endlessly interesting example , a theme redolent with social connotations and artistic references.

With this cautionary illustration behind us we can now proceed to a more complex and interesting example .

fact

Even if you don't know many answers yourself it will be an opportunity to learn some interesting facts about railways.

The interesting fact to note is that dinosaurs soon benefited from bipedality in the same way humans later did - better vision.

Incidentally, an interesting fact emerged from Clubcall.

The research has already revealed some interesting facts about Rembrandt which have hitherto been overlooked.

All indexed, described, places of origin, dates, histories, interesting facts ....

The most interesting fact revealed about Norma is that the poor dear is obviously deranged.

It is an interesting fact that countries can be divided by their ability to adapt to other cultures.

The results, obtained at considerable cost, were full of interesting facts but they were not always very conclusive.

feature

A particularly interesting feature of the trestle piers was the method used for founding them on irregular river beds.

The work unearthed several interesting features .

These included some engineering schemes such as bridges and tunnels, but the most interesting feature was undoubtedly the hierarchy of networks.

An interesting feature of the rural economy is the way in which these sectoral employment changes are interlinked.

Three interesting features inside are the box pews, the semi-circular altar rail, and the stone lectern dating from Norman times.

An interesting feature of the transition process is vortex pairing, seen in Fig. 18.10.

An interesting feature of the church is the array of gilded heads high up on the walls of the nave.

Alternatively- a messy jumble of pipes could actually be picked out to look like an interesting feature in its own right.

people

I met some very interesting people , including Fred Trueman.

There have been many interesting people amongst the schoolmasters, vicars, landowners and dignitaries over the years.

The travelling, the meeting of interesting people .

This part is pristine, untouched with vast forests, mountains and interesting people including original gypsies.

But the interesting people she meets more than makes up for the bad ones.

Space doesn't allow for other interesting people , except for Keiran Oley.

The students are very pleasant and interesting people , quite well-informed and keen.

I heard about the interesting people who had visited Leverson Manor since the discovery of the Roman remains.

point

Now here is the interesting point .

One interesting point is that signals for both directions pass through both microphones and both earpieces.

But it's an interesting point of principal.

Paul Fussell has developed the interesting point that the first world war was a peculiarly literary war.

Mr. Jack My hon. Friend raises an interesting point .

Perhaps the most interesting point which arises from McCullough's article is that it needed to be said.

The tie-up could send a chill through Bill Gates since it gives Novell an interesting point of entry to the enterprise.

question

This is an interesting question and there is probably more to it than meets the eye.

This is an interesting question in itself, quite apart from how to achieve it.

Three interesting questions arise: why do Blacks have higher arrest rates in the lighter areas than in the darker areas?

Quite why females should be so impressed by plumes, iridescent colours and whirling displays is an interesting question .

Perhaps the most interesting questions relate to subject demand in public libraries, linked to the activity of stock revision.

If you record enough of them, from enough horses on enough occasions, you can start to ask interesting questions .

Well, that raises an interesting question .

reading

In the context of the £33 million earmarked for 20 City Technology Colleges, that figure makes interesting reading .

The report I commissioned on you makes for interesting reading .

There was further very interesting reading in the U.S. golfing magazine.

A glance at the provisions of the Convention makes interesting reading .

But here it is, all five foolscap pages, and it makes quite interesting reading .

This, unlike the first one, makes interesting reading , and is referred to continually.

His observations may make interesting reading .

The guidance, when it appears, should make interesting reading .

thing

The only interesting thing about it is that it happened at all.

Sister Mary had told me that I was going to learn wonderful and important and interesting things in the first grade.

Their works have disappeared as a result, and there are many more interesting things that have been consigned to oblivion.

The interesting thing about all these observations is that they went unnoticed and unconnected for so long.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about him was not the conclusion he reached, but the way he reached it.

They do interesting things with guitars and they don't really need to pay homage to anyone else.

There were lots of interesting things lying around for them to eat and together they munched their way through a large book.

However, if it were possible to keep careful watch over a longer period, you would discover two interesting things .

things

This situation is changing, though, and some interesting things are now being done with pumice deposits.

Sister Mary had told me that I was going to learn wonderful and important and interesting things in the first grade.

Here all the instruments can be expected to show plenty of agility, and should have interesting things to do.

Their works have disappeared as a result, and there are many more interesting things that have been consigned to oblivion.

They do interesting things with guitars and they don't really need to pay homage to anyone else.

There were lots of interesting things lying around for them to eat and together they munched their way through a large book.

However, if it were possible to keep careful watch over a longer period, you would discover two interesting things .

One of the interesting things about my reminiscing is that it stirred up memories for a lot of other people, too.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be one crazy woman/be one interesting job etc

make (for) interesting/fascinating/compelling etc reading

A glance at the provisions of the Convention makes interesting reading .

He also has a collection of Rentokil news letters going back to his early days which made for fascinating reading after dinner.

His observations may make interesting reading .

In the context of the £33 million earmarked for 20 City Technology Colleges, that figure makes interesting reading .

Its Report was published in 1867 and makes fascinating reading .

The guidance, when it appears, should make interesting reading .

The report I commissioned on you makes for interesting reading .

This, unlike the first one, makes interesting reading , and is referred to continually.

not half as/so good/interesting etc (as sb/sth)

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an interesting man

At the age of 80 she still leads a very busy and interesting life.

I find it interesting that no one has yet mentioned the President's appalling record on the economy.

I found the book quite interesting even though it's not the sort of thing I'd normally read.

I got an interesting letter in the mail today.

It is interesting that the present recession is much deeper in the south than in the north.

It would be interesting to know how much he earns.

Lawyers get to represent lots of clients in their careers, but few as interesting as a president.

Michael's new job sounds really interesting .

She found him interesting , attractive even.

The exhibition includes some interesting old musical instruments.

The most interesting thing about dinosaurs is the fact that they all died out so suddenly.

The party was full of artists, actors, and other interesting people.

The Renaissance must have been a very interesting time to have been alive.

There's a course in English business law at King's College that looks interesting .

Today's been really interesting , I enjoyed it very much.

We saw an interesting film about African wildlife.

What makes San Francisco so interesting is its architecture, which is completely different from that of other American cities.

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