Definition of interested in English:

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interested

Pronunciation: /ˈintrəstəd/ /ˈin(t)ərəstəd/

adjective

1Showing curiosity or concern about something or someone; having a feeling of interest: I had always been interested in history
More example sentences
  • The line of thought in which I am particularly interested is that concerning the nature of the union of soul and body.
  • I'm interested to hear any thoughts or answer any questions concerning this.
  • I've never seen them and I'm interested to hear what kind of noise they make.
Synonyms
attentive, intent, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, riveted, gripped, captivated, rapt, agog;
intrigued, inquisitive, curious;
keen, eager
informal all ears, nosy, snoopy
2 [attributive] Having an interest or involvement; not impartial or disinterested: seeking views from all interested parties
More example sentences
  • We have many interested parties already involved in many countries and on all continents.
  • There is no question of the involvement of the interested party assisting in that way.
  • All interested parents and guardians are asked to attend this meeting.
Synonyms
concerned, involved, affected, connected, related
partisan, partial, biased, prejudiced, preferential

Derivatives

interestedly

Pronunciation: /ˈintrəstədlē/
/ˈin(t)ərəstədlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • He somewhat overheard a little about the conversation, and was looking interestedly at us.
  • Penelope peered interestedly down into his face.
  • I froze as Carl turned his gaze on me interestedly.

interestedness

noun

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Syllabification: in·ter·est·ed

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