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interested

[in-ter-uh-stid, -truh-stid, -tuh-res-tid] /ˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd/
adjective
1.
having an interest in something; concerned:
Interested members will meet at noon.
2.
having the attention or curiosity engaged:
an interested spectator.
3.
characterized by a feeling of interest.
4.
influenced by personal or selfish motives:
an interested witness.
5.
participating; having an interest or share; having money involved.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; interest + -ed3 or -ed2
Related forms
interestedly, adverb
interestedness, noun
overinterested, adjective
overinterestedly, adverb
overinterestedness, noun
quasi-interested, adjective
quasi-interestedly, adverb
well-interested, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-interested

interested

/ˈɪntrɪstɪd; -tərɪs-/
adjective
1.
showing or having interest
2.
(usually prenominal) personally involved or implicated: the interested parties met to discuss the business
Derived Forms
interestedly, adverb
interestedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for well-interested

interested

adj.

"motivated by self-interest," 1705; "having an interest or stake (in something);" from past participle of interest (v.).

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