in·ter·est·ing /ˈɪnt(ə)rəstɪŋ; ˈɪntəˌrɛs, ˈɪnˌtrɛs; ˈɪntɚ/
In·ter·est·ing, a. Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news.
In·ter·est v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interested p. pr. & vb. n. Interesting.]
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.
adj : arousing or holding the attention [ant: uninteresting]