Definition of interested in English:

interested

adjective

  • 1Showing curiosity or concern about something or someone; having a feeling of interest.

    ‘I had always been interested in history’
    • ‘I'm interested to hear any thoughts or answer any questions concerning this.’
    • ‘Again, anyone interested should book as soon as possible to avoid missing out.’
    • ‘I've never seen them and I'm interested to hear what kind of noise they make.’
    • ‘I would be very interested to hear what teenagers thought of this show, put it that way.’
    • ‘I was interested though in the way bloggers have changed how news is reported.’
    • ‘If you are interested please contact Peter or Denise at the Centre for further information.’
    • ‘The line of thought in which I am particularly interested is that concerning the nature of the union of soul and body.’
    • ‘People are interested, thinking maybe there is a simple answer, maybe there is a formula.’
    • ‘And I am not at all clear that the public would be terribly interested anyway.’
    • ‘I'd be really interested to hear what a proper historian makes of these books.’
    • ‘If people are interested, I'll stick up the March stats when they come in.’
    • ‘I was very interested to hear his interpretation and his views on the process.’
    • ‘I'd be interested, Rosa, to hear whether this theory relates at all to your own motivations.’
    • ‘Similar sessions will be open to all other interested council staff.’
    • ‘But it is not only in the work of painters that the festival organisers are interested.’
    • ‘He said I should read his profile and give him a shout back if I was interested.’
    • ‘The tributes on this page are well worth a read, if you're interested.’
    • ‘We are interested to hear about day-to-day journeys as well as stories of exciting or unusual events.’
    • ‘I bet you never watched it out of curiosity because you are just not interested.’
    • ‘If you're interested, their current owners will be delighted to hear from you to arrange collection.’
    attentive, intent, focused, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, riveted, gripped, captivated, rapt, agog, intrigued, enquiring, inquisitive, curious, burning with curiosity
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  • 2attributive Having an interest or involvement; not impartial.

    ‘seeking views from all interested parties’
    • ‘We have many interested parties already involved in many countries and on all continents.’
    • ‘But they stressed there was still a chance for interested parties to get in touch.’
    • ‘There are a lot of interested parties in terms of the Edinburgh property market.’
    • ‘All former tennis club members and any other interested parties are asked to attend this meeting.’
    • ‘Invitations were extended to all town council members, adjoining owners and interested parties.’
    • ‘All interested parents and guardians are asked to attend this meeting.’
    • ‘He said this would be done by working with local authorities and interested parties.’
    • ‘We are conscious of taking into account all the information from all interested parties.’
    • ‘The report will be made available to the Midland Health Board and other interested parties.’
    • ‘We want the interested parties to get together and talk about a way forward.’
    • ‘The Home Secretary has appeared as an interested party to contest the allegation of incompatibility.’
    • ‘A request for time for consultation with interested parties was denied.’
    • ‘The sales team will now contact interested parties by telephone in order to sell the remaining properties.’
    • ‘All interested parties are asked to attend with a view to setting up a committee to organize and plan the same.’
    • ‘However, for interested parties, he infers that he is willing to tell all.’
    • ‘However he has posted details on the internet for interested parties.’
    • ‘A social evening is also part of the night and all interested parties are welcome.’
    • ‘There is no question of the involvement of the interested party assisting in that way.’
    • ‘It is also vital that all interested political parties be allowed to be a part of the national conference.’
    • ‘That is why the council is presently consulting with all interested parties about what people want from a new building.’
    concerned, involved, implicated, affected, connected, related
    partisan, partial, biased, prejudiced, one-sided, preferential, discriminatory
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Pronunciation

interested

/ˈɪnt(ə)rɪstɪd/