interested

[ in-ter-uh-stid, -truh-stid, -tuh-res-tid ]
/ ˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd /

adjective

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.

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Origin of interested

1655–65; interest + -ed3 or -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for interested

interested
/ (ˈɪntrɪstɪd, -tərɪs-) /

adjective

showing or having interest
(usually prenominal) personally involved or implicatedthe interested parties met to discuss the business

Derived forms of interested

interestedly, adverbinterestedness, noun
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