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adjective     interested pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    [not usually before noun] wanting to know about or take part in something
    interested in:

    Joe’s always been interested in sports.

    be interested to hear/know/learn/see etc.:

    I’d be interested to hear what you think.

    not remotely interested in something (=not at all interested):

    He wasn’t remotely interested in romance.

  2. 2
    [never before noun] willing or eager to do something

    We’re going to the movies. Are you interested (=would you like to come too)?

    interested in:

    Is anyone interested in a quick walk before lunch?

    interested in doing something:

    If you are interested in helping, just show up on Saturday.

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