Meaning of “interested” in the English Dictionary

"interested" in British English

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interestedadjective

uk /ˈɪn.trəs.tɪd/ us /ˈɪn.trɪs.tɪd/

interested adjective (FEELING INVOLVED)

A2 wanting to give your attention to something and discover more about it:

He didn't seem very interested in what I was saying.
She's at that age where she's starting to get interested in boys.
I'd be interested to hear more about your work.
"Really?" he said, with an interested look on his face.
Yes, I'd be very interested in knowing more about the services your firm offers.
Opposite

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  • She's not especially interested in sport.
  • Make sure you visit the maritime museum if you're interested in anything to do with ships or seafaring.
  • Here's some news you might be interested in.
  • Applicants interested in applying for the position should submit their CVs to the Anatomy Department no later than February 15.
  • Do you really want to join the scheme, or were you just pretending to be interested?

(Definition of “interested” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"interested" in American English

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interestedadjective

us /ˈɪn·trə·stɪd, ˈɪn·təˌres·tɪd/

wanting to give your attention to something or learn more about it:

He didn’t seem interested in coming.
[ + to infinitive ] I’d be interested to learn why he likes her.

(Definition of “interested” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)