Definition of interested in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪnt(ə)rɪstɪd/


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.
attentive, intent, focused, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, riveted, gripped, captivated, rapt, agog, intrigued, enquiring, inquisitive, curious, burning with curiosity;
earnest, keen, eager
informal all ears, beady-eyed, nosy, snoopy
2 [attributive] Having an interest or involvement; not impartial: seeking views from all interested parties
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  • 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.
concerned, involved, implicated, affected, connected, related
partisan, partial, biased, prejudiced, one-sided, preferential, discriminatory



Pronunciation: /ˈɪnt(ə)rɪstɪdli/
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.



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