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Synonyms and Antonyms of nosy

  1. 1 interested in what is not one's own business <nosy in-laws asking about our finances> Synonyms inquisitive, curious (or nosey), prying, snoopyRelated Words interfering, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious; inquisitional, inquisitorial, interrogative, questioning, quizzical; concerned, interestedNear Antonyms apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterestedAntonyms incurious, uncurious

  2. 2 thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited <a nosy coworker sat down right next to us as we were having an unmistakably private conversation> Synonyms busy, interfering, intruding, meddlesome, meddling, intrusive (or nosey), obtrusive, officious, presuming, presumptuous, protrusive, prying, pushing, pushy, snoopyRelated Words bold, brazen, bumptious, impertinent, impudent, insolent, rude; invading, trespassing; curious, inquisitive; annoying, harassing, pestiferous; overbearing, superserviceableNear Antonyms hands-off; uninvolved; quiet, reclusive, reserved, reticent, retiring, silent, taciturn, withdrawn; inhibited, restrained, subduedAntonyms unobtrusive

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