Antonyms of verb interest

1 of 3 senses of interest

Sense 1
interest -- (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of)
       Antonym of bore (Sense 1)
      => bore, tire -- (cause to be bored)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb interest

3 senses of interest

Sense 1
interest -- (excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of)
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 2
concern, interest, occupy, worry -- (be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift")

Sense 3
matter to, interest -- (be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!")
       => refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with -- (be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments")

Antonyms of adj interested

2 senses of interested

Sense 1
interested (vs. uninterested) -- (having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern; "an interested audience"; "interested in sports"; "was interested to hear about her family"; "interested in knowing who was on the telephone"; "interested spectators")

uninterested (vs. interested) -- (not having or showing interest; "an uninterested spectator")
        => apathetic, indifferent -- (marked by a lack of interest; "an apathetic audience"; "the universe is neither hostile nor friendly; it is simply indifferent")
        => blase, bored -- (uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence; "his blase indifference"; "a petulant blase air"; "the bored gaze of the successful film star")
        => dismissive -- (showing indifference or disregard; "a dismissive shrug"; "the firm is dismissive of the competitor's product"; "'chronic fatigue syndrome' was known by the dismissive term 'housewife syndrome'")
        => dulled, benumbed -- (having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure; "the mind of the audience is becoming dulled"; "the benumbed intellectual faculties can no longer respond")

Sense 2
concerned, interested -- (involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in; "a memorandum to those concerned"; "an enterprise in which three men are concerned"; "factors concerned in the rise and fall of epidemics"; "the interested parties met to discuss the business")

INDIRECT (VIA involved) -> uninvolved -- (not involved; "being uninvolved he remained objective")

Similarity of adj interested

2 senses of interested

Sense 1
interested (vs. uninterested) -- (having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern; "an interested audience"; "interested in sports"; "was interested to hear about her family"; "interested in knowing who was on the telephone"; "interested spectators")
       => curious -- (having curiosity aroused; eagerly interested in learning more; "a trap door that made me curious")

Sense 2
concerned, interested -- (involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in; "a memorandum to those concerned"; "an enterprise in which three men are concerned"; "factors concerned in the rise and fall of epidemics"; "the interested parties met to discuss the business")
       => involved (vs. uninvolved) -- (connected by participation or association or use; "we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"; "the problems involved"; "the involved muscles"; "I don't want to get involved"; "everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified")

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