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di·vert

 (dĭ-vûrt′, dī-)
v. di·vert·ed, di·vert·ing, di·verts
v.tr.
1. To turn aside from a course or direction: Traffic was diverted around the scene of the accident.
2. To distract: My attention was diverted by an argument between motorists.
3. To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse. See Synonyms at amuse.
v.intr.
To turn aside.

[Middle English diverten, from Old French divertir, from Latin dīvertere : dī-, dis-, aside; see dis- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

di·vert′er n.
di·vert′ing·ly adv.

di•vert•ing

(dɪˈvɜr tɪŋ, daɪ-)

adj.
serving to divert; entertaining; amusing.
[1645–55]
di•vert′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.diverting - providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining; "an amusing speaker"; "a diverting story"
interesting - arousing or holding the attention

diverting

adjective entertaining, amusing, enjoyable, fun, pleasant, humorous, beguiling It was a witty and diverting programme.

diverting

adjective
Providing pleasure or entertainment:
Translations

diverting

[daɪˈvɜːtɪŋ] ADJdivertido

diverting

[daɪˈvɜːrtɪŋ] adj (= enjoyable) → divertissant(e)

diverting

References in classic literature ?
Two days after this adventure, the emperor, having ordered that part of his army which quarters in and about his metropolis, to be in readiness, took a fancy of diverting himself in a very singular manner.
When she exclaimed, "But Cecil's Emersons--they can't possibly be the same ones--there is that--" he did not consider that the exclamation was strange, but saw in it an opportunity of diverting the conversation while she recovered her composure.
Taught by experience that proper dependence could not be placed on the success of requisitions, unable by its own authority to lay hold of fresh resources, and urged by considerations of national danger, would it not be driven to the expedient of diverting the funds already appropriated from their proper objects to the defense of the State?
It may perhaps be imagined that, from the scantiness of the resources of the country, the necessity of diverting the established funds in the case supposed would exist, though the national government should possess an unrestrained power of taxation.
But whether Swift at the time vexed the world with Gulliver or not, ever since he has succeeded in diverting it.
The Epic has here an advantage, and one that conduces to grandeur of effect, to diverting the mind of the hearer, and relieving the story with varying episodes.
For high-speed diverting applications, including e-commerce and parcel operations, the ProSort 100 Elite family of sorters is comprised of dual-sided divert units that handle a variety of small items, including envelope flats, poly bags and fragile or ultra-light products.
Patricia said: "She texted me to say that the plane was diverting to Liverpool and had taken a nosedive and was tilting from side to side.
ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2011 (Balochistan Times): In a series of shocks Americans are giving to Pakistan for Raymond Davis, head of USAID has given another unpleasant surprise by diverting his scheduled visit here to India well-placed sources told on Sunday.
ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2011 (Frontier Star): In a series of shocks Americans are giving to Pakistan for Raymond Davis, head of USAID has given another unpleasant surprise by diverting his scheduled visit here to India well-placed sources told on Sunday.
Hospitals are deliberately delaying when they accept patients or are diverting them to different sites to meet Government targets to treat people within four hours of admitting them.
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