interfering


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in·ter·fere

 (ĭn′tər-fîr′)
intr.v. in·ter·fered, in·ter·fer·ing, in·ter·feres
1. To be or create a hindrance or obstacle: The rain interfered with our plans to go on a picnic.
2. Sports To perform an act of interference.
3. To intervene or intrude in the affairs of others; meddle.
4. To strike one hoof against the opposite hoof or leg while moving. Used of a horse.
5. Physics & Electronics To cause interference.

[Middle English enterferen, from Old French s'entreferer, to strike one another : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + ferir, to strike (from Latin ferīre).]

in′ter·fer′er n.
in′ter·fer′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.interfering - intrusive in a meddling or offensive mannerinterfering - intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; "an interfering old woman"; "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"; "busy about other people's business"
intrusive - tending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"

interfering

adjective meddling, intrusive, prying, obtrusive, meddlesome, interruptive She regarded her mother as an interfering busybody.

interfering

adjective
Given to intruding in other people's affairs:
Translations
مُتَدَخِّل، كَثير التَّدَخُّل
do všeho se pletoucí
der blander sigen
afskiptasamur
do všetkého sa starajúci
müdahaleci

interfering

[ˌɪntəˈfɪərɪŋ] ADJ [neighbour] → entrometido

interfering

[ˌɪntərˈfɪərɪŋ] adj [person] → fouineur/euse, qui se mêle de tout
She regarded her as an interfering old woman → Elle la considérait comme une vieille fouineuse.
interfering neighbours → des voisins qui se mêlent de tout

interfering

adj personsich ständig einmischend; his interfering ways annoy mees ärgert or stört mich, wie er sich immer einmischt; don’t be so interferingmisch dich nicht immer ein

interfering

[ˌɪntəˈfɪərɪŋ] adjinvadente

interfere

(intəˈfiə) verb
1. (often with in, ~with) to (try to) become involved in etc, when one's help etc is not wanted. I wish you would stop interfering (with my plans); Don't interfere in other people's business!
2. (with with) to prevent, stop or slow down the progress of. He doesn't let anything interfere with his game of golf on Saturday mornings.
ˌinterˈference noun
1. the act of interfering. She was infuriated by his mother's interference in their holiday arrangements.
2. (the spoiling of radio or television reception by) the noise caused by programmes from another station, bad weather etc. This television set picks up a lot of interference.
ˌinterˈfering adjective
an interfering old woman.
References in classic literature ?
The children's little dog came out, interfering, getting in her way.
But as this conductor must descend to considerable depth, that its end may avoid all contact with the hull; and as moreover, if kept constantly towing there, it would be liable to many mishaps, besides interfering not a little with some of the rigging, and more or less impeding the vessel's way in the water; because of all this, the lower parts of a ship's lightning-rods are not always overboard; but are generally made in long slender links, so as to be the more readily hauled up into the chains outside, or thrown down into the sea, as occasion may require.
Soon Tom said that they were interfering with each other, and neither getting the fullest benefit of the tick.
Here I lie chained to this bed, interfering with everything you want to do.
I had no hope of interfering with success; and sometimes I thought your sister's influence might yet reclaim him.
I repeated its substance on my return; and Edgar Linton, little interested at the commencement, spoke no more of interfering.
Her quick observation showed her the necessity for interfering to some practical purpose; and her ready good sense at once pointed the way.
With your branch of the subject, on which alone you are competent to speak, I should not think of interfering.
What could the wretched Joe do now, after his disregarded parenthetical interruptions, but stand up to his journeyman, and ask him what he meant by interfering betwixt himself and Mrs.
Do you think," he said to him after a pause, "you scurvy clown, that you are to be always interfering with me, and that you are to be always offending and I always pardoning?
The interfering and unneighborly regulations of some States, contrary to the true spirit of the Union, have, in different instances, given just cause of umbrage and complaint to others, and it is to be feared that examples of this nature, if not restrained by a national control, would be multiplied and extended till they became not less serious sources of animosity and discord than injurious impediments to the intcrcourse between the different parts of the Confederacy.
The regulation of these various and interfering interests forms the principal task of modern legislation, and involves the spirit of party and faction in the necessary and ordinary operations of the government.