Definition of Interested

1. Adjective. Having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern. "Interested spectators"

Similar to: Curious
Derivative terms: Interestedness
Antonyms: Uninterested



2. Adjective. Involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in. "The interested parties met to discuss the business"
Exact synonyms: Concerned
Similar to: Involved

Definition of Interested

1. a. Having the attention engaged; having emotion or passion excited; as, an interested listener.

Definition of Interested

1. Adjective. Having or showing interest. ¹

2. Adjective. (rare) Motivated by considerations of self-interest; self-serving. ¹

3. Adjective. Owning a share of a company. ¹

4. Verb. (past of interest) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Interested

1. interest [v] - See also: interest

Lexicographical Neighbors of Interested

interepidemic
interepimeral
interequinoctial
interess
interessed
interesses
interessing
interest
interest-bearing
interest expense
interest group
interest rate
interest rate swap
interest rates
interestable
interested
interestedly
interestedness
interester
interesterification
interesterifications
interesterified
interesterifies
interesterify
interesterifying
interesters
interesting
interesting condition
interestingly
interestingly enough

Literary usage of Interested

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana (1897)
"He interested one of the Islanders, and prevailed upon him and three others to come on board with their chests and baggage, and sent a hasty summons to me ..."

2. Daniel Deronda by George Eliot (1876)
"... had not been enough to warrant a new attempt. "Not long before her marriage, then?" said Deronda, really interested; "for they had only been a year at ..."

3. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1874)
"A man is no more interested when he seeks his own glory, than when the happiness of his friend is the object of his wishes; nor is he any more disinterested ..."

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