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meddlesome

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adjective med·dle·some \ˈme-dəl-səm\

Simple Definition of meddlesome

  • : interfering with the activities and concerns of other people in an unwanted or unwelcome way : inclined to meddle

Full Definition of meddlesome

  1. :  given to meddling

med·dle·some·ness noun

Examples of meddlesome

  1. Her neighbors saw her as a meddlesome nuisance.

  2. <meddlesome neighbors kept asking the couple when they were going to have children>



1615

First Known Use of meddlesome

1615

Synonym Discussion of meddlesome

impertinent, officious, meddlesome, intrusive, obtrusive mean given to thrusting oneself into the affairs of others. impertinent implies exceeding the bounds of propriety in showing interest or curiosity or in offering advice <resented their impertinent interference>. officious implies the offering of services or attentions that are unwelcome or annoying <officious friends made the job harder>. meddlesome stresses an annoying and usually prying interference in others' affairs <a meddlesome landlord>. intrusive implies a tactless or otherwise objectionable thrusting into others' affairs <tried to be helpful without being intrusive>. obtrusive stresses improper or offensive conspicuousness of interfering actions <expressed an obtrusive concern for his safety>.

MEDDLESOME Defined for Kids

meddlesome

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adjective med·dle·some \ˈme-dəl-səm\

Definition of meddlesome

  1. :  intruding in another person's business in an inconsiderate and annoying way





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