Definition of absorbing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əbˈzɔːbɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈzɔːrbɪŋ//
; BrE BrE//əbˈsɔːbɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//əbˈsɔːrbɪŋ//
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interesting and enjoyable and holding your attention completely an absorbing book/game Fishing can be a totally absorbing hobby. Chess can be an extremely absorbing game. Synonymsinterestingfascinating compelling stimulating gripping absorbingThese words all describe somebody/​something that attracts or holds your attention because they are exciting, unusual or full of good ideas.interesting attracting your attention because it is exciting, unusual or full of good ideas:That’s an interesting question, Daniel.fascinating extremely interesting or attractive:The exhibition tells the fascinating story of the steam age.compelling (rather formal) so interesting or exciting that it holds your attention:Her latest book makes compelling reading.stimulating full of interesting or exciting ideas; making people feel enthusiastic:Thank you for a most stimulating discussion.gripping so exciting or interesting that it holds your attention completely:His books are always so gripping.absorbing so interesting or enjoyable that it holds your attention:Chess can be an extremely absorbing game.Patterns interesting/​fascinating/​stimulating for somebody interesting/​fascinating to somebody interesting/​fascinating that… interesting/​fascinating to see/​hear/​find/​learn/​know… a(n) interesting/​fascinating/​compelling/​gripping story/​read/​book a(n) interesting/​fascinating/​stimulating experience/​discussion/​idea to find something interesting/​fascinating/​compelling/​stimulating/​gripping/​absorbing
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