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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  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 
 
  To  love  our  native  country  .  .  .  to  be  interested  in 
  its  concerns  is  natural  to  all  men.  --Dryden. 
 
  A  goddess  who  used  to  interest  herself  in  marriages. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  be  concerned  with  or  engaged  in  to  affect;  to  concern; 
  to  excite;  --  often  used  impersonally.  [Obs.] 
 
  Or  rather,  gracious  sir,  Create  me  to  this  glory, 
  since  my  cause  Doth  interest  this  fair  quarrel. 
  --Ford. 
 
  3.  To  cause  or  permit  to  share.  [Obs.] 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interesting 
  adj  :  arousing  or  holding  the  attention  [ant:  {uninteresting}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  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  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  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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