Synonyms of interest in English:



  • 1 we listened with interest
    attentiveness, attention, absorption; heed, regard, notice; curiosity, inquisitiveness; enjoyment, delight, enthusiasm
    [Antonyms] boredom
  • 2 places of interest
    [Antonyms] repulsion
  • 3 this will be of interest to those involved
    [Antonyms] irrelevance
  • 4 her interests include reading
    hobby, pastime, leisure pursuit, recreation, diversion, amusement; passion, enthusiasm
    informal thing, bag, cup of tea
  • 5 a financial interest in the firm
    stake, share, claim, investment, stock, equity; involvement, concern
  • 6 what is your interest in the case?
    involvement, partiality, partisanship, preference, loyalty; bias, prejudice
  • 7 his attorney guarded his interests
    concern, business, affair
  • 8 her savings earned interest
    dividends, profits, returns; a percentage
  • verb

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  • 1 a topic that interests you
    appeal to, be of interest to, attract, intrigue, fascinate; absorb, engross, rivet, grip, captivate; amuse, divert, entertain; arouse one's curiosity, whet one's appetite
    informal float someone's boat, tickle someone's fancy
    [Antonyms] bore
  • 2 can I interest you in a drink?
    persuade to have, tempt to have; sell
  • Phrases

    in someone's best interests

    there was bitter disagreement over which treatment would be in their father's best interestsof (the most) benefit toto the advantage offor the sake offor the benefit of

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