prying

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prying

adjective

: trying to find out about other people's private lives

Full Definition of PRYING

:  inquisitive in an annoying, officious, or meddlesome way
pry·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of PRYING

  1. She tried to escape the prying eyes of her neighbors.
  2. <as we moved into our new home, we could sense that there were prying eyes watching us>

First Known Use of PRYING

1552

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