Definition of interested in English:


Syllabification: in·ter·est·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈint(ə)ristid, ˈintəˌrestid


  • 1Showing curiosity or concern about something or someone; having a feeling of interest: I had always been interested in history
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    • 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, 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
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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 people involved with youth are asked to to attend this meeting.
    concerned, involved, affected, connected, relatedpartisan, partial, biased, prejudiced, preferential



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  • 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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