- 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
Related Words for interestednessbearing, disquietude, distress, heed, apprehension, regard, disquiet, unease, carefulness, solicitude, relation, interest, relevance, consideration, attention, worry, care, concernment
Examples from the Web for interestedness
Historical Examples of 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
"motivated by self-interest," 1705; "having an interest or stake (in something);" from past participle of interest (v.).