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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