interesting

[in-ter-uh-sting, -truh-sting, -tuh-res-ting]
adjective
1.
engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book.
2.
arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face.
Idioms
3.
in an interesting condition, (of a woman) pregnant.

Origin:
1705–15; interest + -ing2

interestingly, adverb
interestingness, noun
uninteresting, adjective
uninterestingly, adverb


1. absorbing, entertaining. Interesting, pleasing, gratifying mean satisfying to the mind. Something that is interesting occupies the mind with no connotation of pleasure or displeasure: an interesting account of a battle. Something that is pleasing engages the mind favorably: a pleasing account of the wedding. Something that is gratifying fulfills expectations, requirements, etc.: a gratifying account of his whereabouts; a book gratifying in its detail.


1. dull.
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interesting (ˈɪntrɪstɪŋ, -tərɪs-)
 
adj
inspiring interest; absorbing
 
'interestingly
 
adv
 
'interestingness
 
n

uninteresting (ʌnˈɪntrɪstɪŋ, ʌnˈɪntərɪs-)
 
adj
not interesting; boring: lifeless and uninteresting

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Word Origin & History

interesting
1711, "that concerns, important," from interest. Meaning "so as to excite interest" is from 1768. Euphemistic phrase interesting condition, etc., "pregnant" is from 1748.
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Cultural Dictionary

interest definition


The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.

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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.

uninteresting

adj.
1. Said of a problem that, although nontrivial, can be solved simply by throwing sufficient resources at it.
2. Also said of problems for which a solution would neither advance the state of the art nor be fun to design and code.

Hackers regard uninteresting problems as intolerable wastes of time, to be solved (if at all) by lesser mortals. _Real_ hackers (see toolsmith) generalize uninteresting problems enough to make them interesting and solve them -- thus solving the original problem as a special case (and, it must be admitted, occasionally turning a molehill into a mountain, or a mountain into a tectonic plate). See WOMBAT, SMOP; compare toy problem, oppose interesting.
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uninteresting definition

jargon
1. Said of a problem that, although nontrivial, can be solved simply by throwing sufficient resources at it.
2. Also said of problems for which a solution would neither advance the state of the art nor be fun to design and code.
Hackers regard uninteresting problems as intolerable wastes of time, to be solved (if at all) by lesser mortals. *Real* hackers (see toolsmith) generalise uninteresting problems enough to make them interesting and solve them - thus solving the original problem as a special case (and, it must be admitted, occasionally turning a molehill into a mountain, or a mountain into a tectonic plate).
See WOMBAT, SMOP. Compare toy problem. Oppose interesting.
[Jargon File]
(1995-03-10)

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Example sentences
Kids cited boring teachers, uninteresting courses, and busywork as reasons.
Formal balance can create a boring or uninteresting image.
It is no doubt possible to use instrumental variables to estimate effects on
  uninteresting subgroups of the population.
It is a simple matter to ignore or block those who you find uninteresting.
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