di·​vert·​ing | \ də-ˈvər-tiŋ How to pronounce diverting (audio) , dī- \

Definition of diverting

: providing amusement or entertainment a diverting evening

Other Words from diverting

divertingly adverb

Examples of diverting in a Sentence

some tall and diverting tales were told by the festival's roving storyteller
Recent Examples on the Web But you were also treated to a diverting and delightful narrative, rich with insider’s lore. BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2021 The plan also would call for constant testing of players and staff, which could mean diverting resources from public health care. Nick Piecoro, azcentral, 6 Apr. 2020 Per The New York Times: Judging by comments on social media, many of those who tuned in found Mr. Bone to be the most diverting thing about the debate. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, 10 Oct. 2016 Both popular and science media show an outsized fondness for brain imaging studies, inspiring much work more diverting than informative. David Dobbs, WIRED, 4 July 2006 Judging by comments on social media, many of those who tuned in found Mr. Bone to be the most diverting thing about the debate. Jonah Engel Bromwich, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of diverting

1655, in the meaning defined above

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“Diverting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diverting. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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