Examples of meddlesome in a Sentence
Her neighbors saw her as a meddlesome nuisance.
meddlesome neighbors kept asking the couple when they were going to have children
Recent Examples of meddlesome from the Web
All three ladies sided with Romano’s Emmy winner — which just so happens to be a sitcom about meddlesome family members!
A pastiche of meddlesome characters with names like Bunny and Tabitha begin quizzing Guillam about wrongful deaths caused by lawless spies, and demanding that secret records be unearthed and exhibited in court.
If whitetails with natural resistance can't be found, there may be an even more meddlesome option: genetically engineering resistant deer.
Committing to take over as president of the Knicks means agreeing to work for famously erratic, incompetent, meddlesome, and malcontented owner/blues musician James Dolan.
The culprit, a meddlesome bacterium called Vibrio vulnificus, occurs naturally in warm ocean water.
Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?’ And then the next day he was killed.
LaVar is a constant pain, far more meddlesome and influential.
Islamic State administrators proved to be meddlesome and often homicidal micro-managers.
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First Known Use of meddlesome
Synonymsbusy, interfering, intruding, intrusive, meddling, nosy (or nosey), obtrusive, officious, presuming, presumptuous, protrusive, prying, pushing, pushy, snoopy
Related Wordsbold, brazen, bumptious, impertinent, impudent, insolent, rude; invading, trespassing; curious, inquisitive; annoying, harassing, pestiferous; overbearing, superserviceable
Near Antonymshands-off; uninvolved; quiet, reclusive, reserved, reticent, retiring, silent, taciturn, withdrawn; inhibited, restrained, subdued
Synonym Discussion of meddlesome
- resented their impertinent interference
- officious friends made the job harder
- a meddlesome landlord
- tried to be helpful without being intrusive
- expressed an obtrusive concern for his safety
MEDDLESOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meddlesome for English Language Learners
: interfering with the activities and concerns of other people in an unwanted or unwelcome way : inclined to meddle
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