Definition of interested in US English:

interested

adjective

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

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

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