Meaning of INTERESTING in English


— interestingly , adv. — interestingness , n.

/in"teuhr euh sting, -treuh sting, -teuh res'ting/ , adj.

1. engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book.

2. arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face.

3. in an interesting condition , (of a woman) pregnant.

[ 1705-15; INTEREST + -ING 2 ]

Syn. 1. absorbing, entertaining. INTERESTING, PLEASING, GRATIFYING mean satisfying to the mind. Something that is INTERESTING occupies the mind with no connotation of pleasure or displeasure: an interesting account of a battle. Something that is PLEASING engages the mind favorably: a pleasing account of the wedding. Something that is GRATIFYING fulfills expectations, requirements, etc.: a gratifying account of his whereabouts; a book gratifying in its detail.

Ant. 1. dull.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .