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nosy

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nosey

Synonyms and Antonyms of nosy

  1. 1 interested in what is not one's own business nosy in-laws asking about our finances Synonyms of nosy inquisitive, curious (or nosey), prying, snoopyWords Related to nosy interfering, intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious; inquisitional, inquisitorial, interrogative, questioning, quizzical; concerned, interestedNear Antonyms of nosy apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterestedAntonyms of nosy 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 of nosy busy, interfering, intruding, meddlesome, meddling, intrusive (or nosey), obtrusive, officious, presuming, presumptuous, protrusive, prying, pushing, pushy, snoopyWords Related to nosy bold, brazen, bumptious, impertinent, impudent, insolent, rude; invading, trespassing; curious, inquisitive; annoying, harassing, pestiferous; overbearing, superserviceableNear Antonyms of nosy hands-off; uninvolved; quiet, reclusive, reserved, reticent, retiring, silent, taciturn, withdrawn; inhibited, restrained, subduedAntonyms of nosy unobtrusive


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