interesting

When you're giving a speech, you probably hope that your audience is gazing at you in fascination because what you're saying is so interesting, and not because you've got something weird on your face.

The adjective interesting describes something that makes you curious, or catches your attention, but sometimes people use the word in a doubtful way when they are taken aback but want to be polite. Like if your grandmother looks at your new tattoo and says, "Well, that's certainly interesting!" Chances are she's not actually feeling very enthusiastic about your choice of body art.

Definitions of interesting
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adj arousing or holding the attention

Synonyms:
exciting
creating or arousing excitement
absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping, riveting
capable of arousing and holding the attention
entertaining
agreeably diverting
amusing, amusive, diverting
providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
intriguing
capable of arousing interest or curiosity
newsworthy
sufficiently interesting to be reported in a newspaper
stimulating
rousing or quickening activity or the senses
Antonyms:
uninteresting
arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement
unexciting
not exciting
boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome
so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
insipid, jejune
lacking interest or significance or impact
narcotic, soporiferous, soporific
inducing mental lethargy
earthbound, pedestrian, prosaic, prosy
lacking wit or imagination
ponderous
labored and dull
putdownable
(of a book) poorly written and not entertaining
unexciting, unstimulating
not stimulating
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