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Synonyms for interest
ˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪstin·ter·est

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. interestnoun

    bore, disinterest

  2. interestverb

    To attract attention or concern.

    It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.

    disinterest, bore

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interest

    To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.

    amuse, beguile, cheer, delight, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, gratify, occupy, please, recreate

    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interestnoun

    concern, business advantage, profit, attention, curiosity behalf, cause, share

    unconcern, disconnection, repudiation, disadvantage, loss, inattention, incuriosity, indifference

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. interest, involvementnoun

    a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

    "an interest in music"

    sake, interest group, stake, affaire, affair, intimacy, interestingness, participation, involution, liaison, amour, pastime, pursuit, involvement, engagement

    bore, tire

  2. sake, interestnoun

    a reason for wanting something done

    "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"

    rice beer, saki, stake, interest group, interestingness, sake, pastime, pursuit, involvement

    tire, bore

  3. interest, interestingnessnoun

    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"

    sake, interest group, stake, interestingness, pastime, pursuit, involvement

    bore, tire

  4. interestnoun

    a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed

    "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"

    interest group, pastime, stake, involvement, interestingness, sake, pursuit

    tire, bore

  5. interest, stakenoun

    (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

    "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"

    sake, interest group, stake, wager, interestingness, post, stakes, pastime, pursuit, involvement, bet

    bore, tire

  6. interest, interest groupnoun

    (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

    "the iron interests stepped up production"

    sake, interest group, stake, interestingness, pastime, pursuit, involvement

    bore, tire

  7. pastime, interest, pursuitverb

    a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

    "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"

    hobby, interest group, sideline, interestingness, pursual, following, pursuance, chase, sake, avocation, pastime, involvement, stake, by-line, quest, spare-time activity, pursuit

    bore, tire

  8. interestverb

    excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

    concern, matter to, worry, occupy

    bore, tire

  9. concern, interest, occupy, worryverb

    be on the mind of

    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

    lodge in, invade, occupy, touch, engross, care, use up, matter to, have-to doe with, worry, touch on, absorb, engage, busy, fill, come to, relate, refer, reside, take, pertain, bear on, vex, concern

    tire, bore

  10. matter to, interestverb

    be of importance or consequence

    "This matters to me!"

    concern, matter to, worry, occupy

    tire, bore

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interestverb

    concern, affect, touch, be of importance to

  2. interestverb

    engage, enlist

  3. interestnoun

    good, benefit, profit, weal, advantage

  4. interestnoun

    share, portion, part, participation

  5. interestnoun

    concern, regard, sympathy

  6. interestnoun

    authority, influence

  7. interestnoun

    selfishness, self-interest, private interest

  8. interestnoun

    premium for the use of money, profit from money loaned

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. interestnoun

    concern, share, portion, part, participation, advantage, benefit, weal, behoof, usury

    boredom, ennui, indifference, unconcern

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How to use interest in a sentence?

  1. Adam Smith:

    A person who can acquire no property, can have no other interest but to eat as much, and to labour as little as possible. Whatever work he does beyond what is sufficient to purchase his own maintenance can be squeezed out of him by violence only, and not by any interest of his own.

  2. Fran Lebowitz:

    Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special.

  3. Alexander Hamilton, P. 217 - A History of the American People by P. Johnson:

    Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition.

  4. Christopher Harmer:

    The Assad regime has no interest in a political solution, the Russians have no interest in a political solution. Iran has no interest in a political solution. Hezbollah has no interest in a political solution.

  5. John Holt:

    No use to shout at them to pay attention. If the situations, the materials, the problems before the child do not interest him, his attention will slip off to what does interest him, and no amount of exhortation of threats will bring it back.

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  • belangstellingAfrikaans
  • فائدة, اهتمامArabic
  • maraqAzerbaijani
  • интерес, лихваBulgarian
  • interèsCatalan, Valencian
  • úrok, zajímat, zájemCzech
  • buddWelsh
  • interesse, interessant, interessereDanish
  • interessieren, Interesse, ZinsGerman
  • ενδιαφέρον, συμφέρον, τόκοςGreek
  • intereso, interezo, interesiEsperanto
  • interés, interesarSpanish
  • interesBasque
  • kiinnostaa, etu, kiinnostus, intressi, korko, mielenkiinto, omistusFinnish
  • intérêt, intéresserFrench
  • suimScottish Gaelic
  • use, foayrManx
  • אינטרס, תשומת לב, עניין, ריביתHebrew
  • स्वारस्य, ब्याज, सूदHindi
  • érdek, érdeklődés, kamat, érdekelHungarian
  • interesseInterlingua
  • bungaIndonesian
  • interesse, interessare, attrarre, attenzioneItalian
  • 利息, 興味, 興味を引く, 利益, 関心, 利子Japanese
  • 흥미, 관심, 이자Korean
  • faîz, entres, riba, mereq, balkêşîKurdish
  • dominti, susidomėjimas, procentai, palūkanos, interesas, domėtis, domėjimasis, suinteresuotiLithuanian
  • procenti, interesēties, interese, interesēt, augļiLatvian
  • moni whakatupuMāori
  • പലിശ, താല്പര്യംMalayalam
  • faedah, bunga, minat, kepentinganMalay
  • interesse, belang, interest, interesseren, rente, belangstellingDutch
  • rente, interesse, interessere, interesseraNorwegian
  • odsetki, zainteresowanie, interesyPolish
  • interesse, interessar, jurosPortuguese
  • interesa, interes, interes material, preocupare, dobândăRomanian
  • интерес, заинтересовать, интересовать, интересоваться, заинтересоваться, процентRussian
  • kamata, камата, ȉnterēs, и̏нтере̄сSerbo-Croatian
  • úrokSlovak
  • ränta, intressera, intresseSwedish
  • ఆసక్తి, వడ్డీTelugu
  • faizTurkish
  • quan tâmVietnamese
  • nitedön, nitedVolapük
  • 利益Chinese

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    Synonym for Oxymoron
    • A. Ignorant
    • B. Contradictory
    • C. Demented
    • D. Stupid

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