Interesting vs. Informative - What's the difference?


  • Informative

    informative is anything that further educates someone e.x. book, encyclopedia, or in some cases, the internet


  • Interesting (adjective)

    Arousing or interest of someone.

  • Interesting (adjective)

    strange or unusual, in a negative sense.

    "The stew had an interesting flavor."

  • Interesting (verb)

    present participle of interest

  • Informative (adjective)

    Providing information; especially, providing useful or interesting information.

    "I read a very informative newspaper article on that subject last week."

  • Informative (adjective)

    Not specifying requirements, but merely providing information.

  • Informative (adjective)

    Formative; having power to form.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Interesting (adjective)

    arousing curiosity or interest; holding or catching the attention

    "an interesting debate"

    "it will be very interesting to see what they come up with"

Webster Dictionary

  • Interesting (adjective)

    Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news.

  • Informative (adjective)

    Having power to inform, animate, or vivify.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Interesting (adjective)

    arousing or holding the attention

  • Informative (adjective)

    tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance;

    "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"

  • Informative (adjective)

    serving to instruct of enlighten or inform

  • Informative (adjective)

    providing or conveying information




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