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’
    • ‘People are interested, thinking maybe there is a simple answer, maybe there is a formula.’
    • ‘If you are interested please contact Peter or Denise at the Centre for further information.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The tributes on this page are well worth a read, if you're 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.’
    • ‘Similar sessions will be open to all other interested council staff.’
    • ‘I'd be interested, Rosa, to hear whether this theory relates at all to your own motivations.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you're interested, their current owners will be delighted to hear from you to arrange collection.’
    • ‘Again, anyone interested should book as soon as possible to avoid missing out.’
    • ‘He said I should read his profile and give him a shout back if I was interested.’
    • ‘But it is not only in the work of painters that the festival organisers are interested.’
    • ‘If people are interested, I'll stick up the March stats when they come in.’
    • ‘The line of thought in which I am particularly interested is that concerning the nature of the union of soul and body.’
    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’
    • ‘A social evening is also part of the night and all interested parties are welcome.’
    • ‘The report will be made available to the Midland Health Board and other interested parties.’
    • ‘All interested parties are asked to attend with a view to setting up a committee to organize and plan the same.’
    • ‘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 have many interested parties already involved in many countries and on all continents.’
    • ‘We want the interested parties to get together and talk about a way forward.’
    • ‘We are conscious of taking into account all the information from all interested parties.’
    • ‘There is no question of the involvement of the interested party assisting in that way.’
    • ‘That is why the council is presently consulting with all interested parties about what people want from a new building.’
    • ‘Invitations were extended to all town council members, adjoining owners and interested parties.’
    • ‘There are a lot of interested parties in terms of the Edinburgh property market.’
    • ‘It is also vital that all interested political parties be allowed to be a part of the national conference.’
    • ‘The Home Secretary has appeared as an interested party to contest the allegation of incompatibility.’
    • ‘However, for interested parties, he infers that he is willing to tell all.’
    • ‘A request for time for consultation with interested parties was denied.’
    • ‘However he has posted details on the internet for interested parties.’
    • ‘The sales team will now contact interested parties by telephone in order to sell the remaining properties.’
    • ‘But they stressed there was still a chance for interested parties to get in touch.’
    • ‘All former tennis club members and any other interested parties are asked to attend this meeting.’
    concerned, involved, implicated, affected, connected, related
    partisan, partial, biased, prejudiced, one-sided, preferential, discriminatory
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