interested etymology

English word interested comes from English interest

Detailed word origin of interested

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
interest English (eng) (countable) An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.. (countable) Something one is interested in.. (obsolete, rare) Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.. (uncountable) A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity. [from later 18th c.]. (uncountable) Attention that is given to [...]
interested English (eng) (now, _, rare) Motivated by considerations of self-interest; self-serving.. Having or showing interest.. Owning a share of a company.