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interesting

adjective uk   /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. humorous strange or different: That's an interesting looking hat you're wearing, Neil!
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in Korean 흥미 있는…
in Arabic مُشَوِّق…
in Portuguese interessante…
in Catalan interessant…
in Japanese おもしろい…
in Italian interessante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有趣的,引起興趣的, 怪異的…
in Russian интересный…
in Turkish ilginç, ilgi çekici/çeken…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有趣的,引起兴趣的, 怪异的…
in Polish ciekawy, interesujący…
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