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 . 2012