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Synonyms for interest

Synonyms for interest

mental acquisitiveness

curiosity about or attention to someone or something

something that contributes to or increases one's well-being

a right or legal share in something

to arouse the interest and attention of

Synonyms for interest

a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

a reason for wanting something done


the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)

a fixed charge for borrowing money

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

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

be on the mind of

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A COUNCILLOR partially breached his authority's code of conduct by not declaring an interest when discussing housing development, a tribunal ruled yesterday.
Mr Elis-Williams noted the council's standing orders required anyone declaring an interest to withdraw from the room during the discussion but noted Coun Thomas had not left the meeting.
Coun Thomas also denied that he had shown contempt for the process by making a comment at a special meeting of the full council in February 2001 declaring an interest ``in anything that anyone anywhere thinks is connected with me''.
He added that the council's standing orders require members declaring an interest to withdraw from the meeting when the matter is discussed.
``I am aware that the councillor had been advised by an officer before that meeting of the need to consider declaring an interest and I understand that the councillor had stated that he would do so but was not present.