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1       adj   If you are interestedin something, you think it is important and want to learn more about it or spend time doing it.  
usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ in n/-ing, ADJ to-inf  
I thought she might be interested in Paula's proposal..., I'd be interested to meet her.     
2       adj   An interested party or group of people is affected by or involved in a particular event or situation.  
ADJ n  
All the interested parties eventually agreed to the idea.     

If you describe someone as self-interested, you disapprove of them because they always want to do what is best for themselves rather than for other people.      adj  
Narrowly self-interested behaviour is ultimately self-defeating.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    affected, attentive, attracted, curious, drawn, excited, fascinated, intent, into     (informal)   keen, moved, responsive, stimulated  
2    biased, concerned, implicated, involved, partial, partisan, predisposed, prejudiced  
1    apathetic, bored, detached, inattentive, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested, wearied  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
ideas, matters that people are currently most interested in
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
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