Definition of interested in English:



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

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

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