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6 definitions found
 for interesting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interest \In"ter*est\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interested; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Interesting.] [From interess'd, p. p. of the older
     form interess, fr. F. int['e]resser, L. interesse. See
     Interest, n.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to
        excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or
        thing; as, the subject did not interest him; to interest
        one in charitable work.
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              To love our native country . . . to be interested in
              its concerns is natural to all men.   --Dryden.
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              A goddess who used to interest herself in marriages.
                                                    --Addison.
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     2. To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern;
        to excite; -- often used impersonally. [Obs.]
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              Or rather, gracious sir,
              Create me to this glory, since my cause
              Doth interest this fair quarrel.      --Ford.
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     3. To cause or permit to share. [Obs.]
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              The mystical communion of all faithful men is such
              as maketh every one to be interested in those
              precious blessings which any one of them receiveth
              at God's hands.                       --Hooker.
  
     Syn: To concern; excite; attract; entertain; engage; occupy;
          hold.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Interesting \In"ter*est*ing\, a.
     Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite,
     interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story;
     interesting news. --Cowper.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  interesting
      adj 1: arousing or holding the attention [ant: uninteresting]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "interesting":
     absorbing, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling,
     bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching,
     charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, compelling,
     coquettish, enchanting, engaging, engrossing, enravishing,
     enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exciting, exotic, fascinating,
     fetching, flirtatious, glamorous, gripping, hypnotic, intriguing,
     inviting, irresistible, juicy, lively, mesmeric, mouth-watering,
     piquant, prepossessing, provocative, provoking, provoquant, racy,
     ravishing, readable, rich, riveting, seducing, seductive, siren,
     sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, spicy, stimulating, succulent,
     taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, thought-challenging,
     thought-inspiring, thought-provoking, tickling, titillating,
     titillative, winning, winsome, witching
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  interesting
   adj.
  
      In hacker parlance, this word has strong connotations of ?annoying?, or
      ?difficult?, or both. Hackers relish a challenge, and enjoy wringing all
      the irony possible out of the ancient Chinese curse ?May you live in
      interesting times?. Oppose trivial, uninteresting.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  interesting
  
     In hacker parlance, this word has strong connotations of
     "annoying", or "difficult", or both.  Hackers relish a
     challenge, and enjoy wringing all the irony possible out of
     the ancient Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times".
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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