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Meaning of “interesting” in the English Dictionary

"interesting" in British English

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interestingadjective

uk   /ˈɪn.trəs.tɪŋ/  us   /-trɪs-/
A1 Someone or something that is interesting ​keepsyourattention 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 tohear 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 ​lookinghat you're ​wearing, Neil!

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(Definition of interesting from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"interesting" in American English

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interestingadjective

 us   /ˈɪn·trə·stɪŋ, ˈɪn·təˌres·tɪŋ/
holding one’s ​attention: An interesting thing ​happened on the ​trip back.
(Definition of interesting from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “interesting”
in Arabic مُشَوِّق…
in Korean 흥미 있는…
in Portuguese interessante…
in Catalan interessant…
in Japanese おもしろい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有趣的,引起兴趣的, 怪异的…
in Turkish ilginç, ilgi çekici/çeken…
in Russian интересный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有趣的,引起興趣的, 怪異的…
in Italian interessante…
in Polish ciekawy, interesujący…
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