non-engrossing

engrossing

[en-groh-sing]
adjective
fully occupying the mind or attention; absorbing: I'm reading the most engrossing book.

Origin:
1475–85; engross + -ing2

engrossingly, adverb
nonengrossing, adjective
nonengrossingly, adverb
unengrossing, adjective
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engrossing (ɪnˈɡrəʊsɪŋ)
 
adj
so interesting as to occupy one's attention completely; absorbing

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engross
c.1300, from O.Fr. en gros "in bulk, in a large quantity, at wholesale," as opposed to en detail. Figurative sense of "absorb the whole attention" is first attested 1709. A parallel engross, meaning "to write (something) in large letters," is from Anglo-Fr. engrosser, from O.Fr. en gros "in large (letters)."
Related: Engrossed; engrossing.
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