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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superserviceableNear Antonyms hands-off; uninvolved; quiet, reclusive, reserved, reticent, retiring, silent, taciturn, withdrawn; inhibited, restrained, subduedAntonyms unobtrusive

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