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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
  1. adjective
    arousing or holding the attention
    Synonyms:
    exciting
    creating or arousing excitement
    absorbing, compelling, 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
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    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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