From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinterestedin‧terest‧ed /ˈɪntrɪstɪd/ ●●●S1W2 adjective1INTERESTEDgiving a lot of attention to something because you want to find out more about it or because you enjoy it opp uninterested, boredinterested inI’ve always been interested in music.All she’s interested in is clothes.I wasn’t sure if he was really interested or if he was just being polite.interested to hear/know/see etcI’d be very interested to hear your opinion.2WANTif you are interested in doing or having something, you want to do it or have itI’ve got a spare ticket for the opera, if you’re interested.interested in (doing) somethingSheila’s interested in starting her own business.Would you be interested in a second-hand car?3 →interested party/group —interestedly adverbGRAMMAR: Patterns with interested• You are interested in something: She is interested in politics.✗Don’t say: She is interested on politics.• You are interested in doing something: Are you interested in working abroad?✗Don’t say: Are you interested to work abroad?• You say that you would be interested to hear/know/see/find out something: I would be interested to know what she thinks about the idea.✗Don’t use interested to with other verbs such as ‘have’ or ‘buy’. THESAURUSinterested [not usually before noun] giving your attention to something because you want to know more about it or you enjoy itRecently I’ve got very interested in photography. fascinated [not usually before noun] very interested by something you see, read, or hear aboutShe watched, fascinated, as the bird came closer until she could almost touch it.The more I read about the place, the more fascinated I became.curiouswanting to find out more information about somethingSmall children are naturally curious.I was curious to find out the reasons for his sudden departure.intrigued [not before noun] interested in something because it seems strange or mysteriousHe was intrigued by her story.be into something informal used when talking about the kind of things you are interested in and enjoy doingAre you into classical music?I got into (=became interested in) yoga when I was at college.so interested that you give something all your attentionabsorbed/engrossed in something [not before noun] very interested in something, so that you give it all your attention and do not notice anything elseJane was lying on the sofa engrossed in a novel.She was so absorbed in her own thoughts that she didn’t hear me call.gripped/riveted [not before noun] very interested, especially in a story you are reading, a film you are watching etc, so that you are eager to find out what happens nextIt was a brilliant book and I was gripped from beginning to end.I was so riveted by the film that I forgot the time.enthralled written very interested and enjoying something very much, so that you want to see or hear moreFrom the opening line of the play, the audience was completely enthralled.spellbound [not before noun] written extremely interested in something very strange or wonderful, so that you are unable to move or think of anything elseHe could hold audiences spellbound with the power of his voice.They all listened, spellbound.rapt formal showing by your expression that you are very interested in something and are giving all your attention to itHe spoke before a rapt audience.The congregation listened with rapt attention. be all ears informal to be extremely interested in what someone is telling youTell me exactly what happened. I’m all ears.not interestednot interested not wanting to know about something or give it your attentionI just wasn’t at all interested in science at school.uninterested not interested in wanting to know about something, especially something you are toldWhen I tried to tell her about my holiday, she seemed completely uninterested.apathetic not interested in a particular problem or situation, so that you are not willing to make an effort to change and improve thingsVoters have become increasingly apathetic.indifferent having no interest in someone or something, and often not caring about themSometimes the government seems indifferent to the problems of the poor.somebody couldn’t care less spoken used when saying that someone does not care at all about something and is not interested in itI couldn’t care less what other people think.