entertaining


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en·ter·tain·ing

 (ĕn′tər-tā′nĭng)
adj.
Agreeably diverting; amusing: They staged an entertaining puppet show.

en′ter·tain′ing·ly adv.

entertaining

(ˌɛntəˈteɪnɪŋ)
adj
serving to entertain or give pleasure; diverting; amusing
ˌenterˈtainingly adv

en•ter•tain•ing

(ˌɛn tərˈteɪ nɪŋ)

adj.
providing entertainment; amusing; diverting.
[1615–25]
en`ter•tain′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.entertaining - agreeably diverting; "an entertaining puppet show"; "films should be entertaining"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention

entertaining

adjective enjoyable, interesting, pleasing, funny, charming, cheering, pleasant, amusing, diverting, delightful, witty, humorous, pleasurable, recreative (rare) This is a surprisingly entertaining film.

entertaining

adjective
Providing pleasure or entertainment:
Translations
zábavný
underholdende
viihdyttävä
zabavan
skemmtilegur
愉快な
재미있는
zabaven
underhållande
ซึ่งสนุกสนานเพลิดเพลิน
vui thú

entertaining

[ˌentəˈteɪnɪŋ]
A. ADJ [person] → divertido; [film, book, account, evening] → entretenido, ameno
B. N I like entertainingme gusta tener invitados
she does a lot of entertaininginvita a gente a menudo, recibe a menudo (frm)

entertaining

[ˌɛntərˈteɪnɪŋ]
adjamusant(e), divertissant(e)
n
to do a lot of entertaining → beaucoup recevoir

entertaining

adj (= fun)unterhaltsam; (= amusing)amüsant
ndie Bewirtung von Gästen; she does a lot of entertainingsie hat oft Gäste; business entertainingdie Bewirtung von Geschäftspartnern

entertaining

[ˌɛntəˈteɪnɪŋ]
1. adjdivertente
2. n to do a lot of entertainingricevere molti ospiti

entertain

(entəˈtein) verb
1. to receive, and give food etc to (guests). They entertained us to dinner.
2. to amuse. His stories entertained us for hours.
3. to hold in the mind. He entertained the hope that he would one day be Prime Minister.
enterˈtainer noun
one who gives amusing performances professionally.
ˌenterˈtaining adjective
amusing. entertaining stories.
ˌenterˈtainment noun
1. something that entertains, eg a theatrical show etc.
2. the act of entertaining.
3. amusement; interest. There is no lack of entertainment in the city at night.

entertaining

مُسَلٍّ zábavný underholdende unterhaltsam διασκεδαστικός entretenido viihdyttävä amusant zabavan divertente 愉快な 재미있는 amusant underholdende zabawny divertido развлекательный underhållande ซึ่งสนุกสนานเพลิดเพลิน eğlendirici vui thú 有趣的
References in classic literature ?
Meg was entertaining Sallie Gardiner in the parlor, when the door flew open and a floury, crocky, flushed, and disheveled figure appeared, demanding tartly.
When she meant to be entertaining and agreeable, she nodded her head incessantly and snapped her eyes at one.
Pontellier had the privilege of quitting their society when they ceased to be entertaining.
As he did not deem it necessary to add that two citizens, in the exercise of a freeman's franchise, had been supplementing their ballots with bullets, in front of an admiring crowd, they knew nothing of that accident that removed from Devil's Ford an entertaining stranger, who had only the night before partaken of their hospitality.
Seated by his humble fireside, Maule had but to wave his hand; and, wherever the proud lady chanced to be,--whether in her chamber, or entertaining her father's stately guests, or worshipping at church, --whatever her place or occupation, her spirit passed from beneath her own control, and bowed itself to Maule.
The attraction of my small charges was a constant joy, leading me to wonder afresh at the vanity of my original fears, the distaste I had begun by entertaining for the probable gray prose of my office.
There was Queequeg, now, certainly entertaining the most absurd notions about Yojo and his Ramadan; --but what of that?
There was battle and murder and sudden death--it was marvelous how they ever heard about so many entertaining and thrilling happenings; the stories must be all true, for surely no man could have made such things up, and besides, there were pictures of them all, as real as life.
The married couple were enjoying their honeymoon, and entertaining a brilliant circle of friends in their splendid villa, near Lake Pontchartrain, when, one day, a letter was brought to him in that well-remembered writing.
I made no notes, and have forgotten the details, but the construction of the floral calendar was very entertaining while it lasted.
But sometimes of an evening, before we went to cards, he would read something aloud out of the Elegant Extracts, very entertaining.
However, the event showed me I was a fool for entertaining a sense even of surprise.