Arousing or holding the attention.
Moby thesaurus: absorbing, alluring, appealing, appetizing, attractive, beguiling, bewitching, blandishing, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, come-hither, compelling, coquettish, enchanting, engaging, engrossing ... show more.
A sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something:
— An interest in music.
Roget 455: interest, thirst for knowledge, thirst for truth; curiosity, curiousness; inquiring mind; inquisitiveness. omnivorous intellect, devouring mind. [person who desires knowledge] inquirer; sightseer; quidnunc [Lat.], newsmonger, ... show more
Dutch: belang, belangstelling, interesse, rente
Polish: zaciekawienie, zainteresowanie
A reason for wanting something done:
— In the interest of safety.
— In the common interest.
The power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.):
— They said nothing of great interest.
— Primary colors can add interest to a room.
A fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed.
Dutch: intrest, interest, rente, belang
law A right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something:
— They have interests all over the world.
usually plural A social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims:
— The iron interests stepped up production.
synonym: interest group.
A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly):
— He counts reading among his interests.
Dutch: hobby, tijdpassering, tijdverdrijf, tijdvulling
Excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of.
Roget 840: amuse, entertain, divert, enliven; tickle the fancy; titillate, raise a smile, put in good humor; cause laughter, create laughter, occasion laughter, raise laughter, excite laughter, produce laughter, ... show more
Roget 829: cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure etc. 827. please, charm, delight, ... show more
Dutch: belangstellen, interesseren
Be on the mind of.
Be of importance or consequence.
synonym: matter to.
Moby thesaurus: absolute interest, absorb, absorption, accent, accrued dividends, accumulated dividends, acquisitiveness, activities, activity, advantage, advocacy, aegis, affair, affairs, affect, affect the interest, agacerie, allotment, allowance, allure ... show more.
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