[in-ter-uh-stid, -truh-stid, -tuh-res-tid]
- having an interest in something; concerned: Interested members will meet at noon.
- having the attention or curiosity engaged: an interested spectator.
- characterized by a feeling of interest.
- influenced by personal or selfish motives: an interested witness.
- participating; having an interest or share; having money involved.
Origin of interested
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Examples from the Web for interestedness
I might give them what degree of credit I pleased; and take them with abatement for Mr. Solmes's interestedness, if I thought fit.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
The especial point of excellence which characterizes the work of the Negro teacher is its interestedness.
- showing or having interest
- (usually prenominal) personally involved or implicatedthe interested parties met to discuss the business
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Word Origin and History for interestedness
"motivated by self-interest," 1705; "having an interest or stake (in something);" from past participle of interest (v.).
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