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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ter·est·ing /ˈɪnt(ə)rəstɪŋ; ˈɪntəˌrɛs, ˈɪnˌtrɛs; ˈɪntɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·est·ing, a. Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : arousing or holding the attention [ant: uninteresting]