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English definition of “interesting”

interesting

adjective     /ˈɪn.trəs.tɪŋ/ US  /-trɪs-/
A1 Someone or something that is interesting keeps your attention because he, she, or it is unusual, exciting, or has a lot of ideas: She's quite an interesting woman. She's got some very interesting things to say on the subject. It is always interesting to hear other people's point of view. Oh, I didn't know they were married - that's interesting.Exciting and interesting humorous strange or different: That's an interesting looking hat you're wearing, Neil!Strange, suspicious and unnatural
(Definition of interesting adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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