interesting


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W2S1 [ˈıntrıstıŋ] adj
if something is interesting, you give it your attention because it seems unusual or exciting or provides information that you did not know about
uninteresting, boring ↑boring
That's an interesting question.
a really interesting TV programme
find sth interesting
I found his talk very interesting.
Did you meet any interesting people?
it is interesting to see/know etc
It will be interesting to see what happens when he gets a bit older.
It's interesting that no one remembers seeing the car.
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WORD FOCUS: interesting
similar words: absorbing, intriguing
very interesting: fascinating, gripping, riveting, engrossing, enthralling, spellbinding
HINT
Do not confuse interested , which describes a feeling, and interesting , which describes something that makes you feel interested: Are you interested in ballet? |an interesting talk on photography
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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