Definition of prying
: inquisitive in an annoying, officious, or meddlesome way
pryinglyplay \-iŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of prying in a Sentence
She tried to escape the prying eyes of her neighbors.
as we moved into our new home, we could sense that there were prying eyes watching us
First Known Use of prying
Synonym Discussion of prying
PRYING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prying for English Language Learners
: trying to find out about other people's private lives
PRYING Defined for Kids
Definition of prying for Students
: rudely nosy prying questions
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