There are numerous words and phrases we can use to express our interest in something. Here are 8 ways to say “interesting” in your speech and writing.


If we say that someone’s smile is engaging, it means that it is pleasant and charming.

  • Tom was the most engaging storyteller I’ve ever met.
  • Jane was a smart and engaging woman.


Fascinating means attractive, enchanting and very interesting.

  • The leading actress was fascinating.
  • In my free time, I love to read stories about fascinating people and events.


Appealing is another word for attractive and interesting.

  • The idea of moving to Canada was appealing.
  • The job in the advert seemed appealing to Mary.


if something is captivating, then it is extremely interesting. It means that it occupies a lot of our attention.

  • The beauty of the tourist sight was so captivating.
  • When she came into the room, Lisa’s smile was absolutely captivating.
  • Peter was reading a captivating story to the children so they couldn’t take their eyes off him.


When something is sensational, it is outstanding, shocking and exciting.

  • The play we watched last night was sensational.
  • Although we’d never heard of him before, the tennis player was absolutely sensational.


As its name says, it is something that provokes your thoughts and makes you think.

  • The Truman Show is such a thought-provoking movie.
  • We had a conversation that was so very interesting and thought-provoking.

And here is a similar expression:


is something that arouses great interest and curiosity.

  • Our new colleague has an intriguing personality, don’t you agree? She’s so mysterious.
  • Whether Atlantis existed or not has always been an intriguing question.


Impressive is something we admire because it is special.

  • When we were in Paris, we had an impressive view of the city from our hotel room window.
  • You must agree that Elon Musk is an impressive person.
 8 Ways to Say "Interesting"
8 Ways to Say “Interesting”

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