The difference between Engaging and Interesting

When used as adjectives, engaging means that engages the attention, whereas interesting means arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.

check bellow for the other definitions of Engaging and Interesting

  1. Engaging as an adjective:

    That engages the attention; engrossing, interesting; enthralling.


    "I found the first of the Harry Potter books a very engaging read."

  2. Engaging as an adjective:

    Charming; attractive, especially of a manner or behaviour.


    "Beauty, of course, and a bright, engaging personality — or at least the ability to fake one — are prerequisites for entering the Miss World competition."

  1. Engaging as a verb:

  1. Interesting as an adjective:

    Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.

  2. Interesting as an adjective (euphemistic):

    strange or unusual, in a negative sense.


    "The stew had an interesting flavor."

  1. Interesting as a verb: