Thesaurus

nosy

adjective

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superserviceableNear Antonyms hands-off; uninvolved; quiet, reclusive, reserved, reticent, retiring, silent, taciturn, withdrawn; inhibited, restrained, subduedAntonyms unobtrusive

Variants of nosy

or

nosey


Learn More about nosy


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up nosy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

very important or noticeable

Get Word of the Day daily email!