|part of speech:
||having or showing curiosity, concern, or attention.
I've always been interested in astronomy.He tries to tell her his problems, but she's just not interested.When she writes, she's not interested in punctuating properly.Tomorrow is the last day for interested students to sign up as volunteer tutors.
- disinterested, indifferent, uninterested
||having a claim, personal involvement, or monetary share.
The interested parties were gathered together for the reading of the will.
- detached, disinterested
||interestedly (adv.), interestedness (n.)