meddlesome


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med·dle·some

 (mĕd′l-səm)
adj.
Inclined to meddle or interfere.

med′dle·some·ly adv.

meddlesome

(ˈmɛdəlsəm)
adj
intrusive or meddling
ˈmeddlesomely adv
ˈmeddlesomeness n

med•dle•some

(ˈmɛd l səm)

adj.
given to meddling; intrusive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meddlesome - intrusive in a meddling or offensive mannermeddlesome - 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"

meddlesome

adjective interfering, meddling, intrusive, intruding, mischievous, prying, officious, intermeddling a meddlesome member of the public

meddlesome

adjective
Given to intruding in other people's affairs:
Translations
فُضولي، مُتَدَخِّل
všetečný
geskæftig
afskiptasamur
işe karışmaya bayılan

meddlesome

[ˈmedlsəm] meddling1 [ˈmedlɪŋ] ADJentrometido

meddlesome

[ˈmɛdəlsəm] meddling [ˈmɛdəlɪŋ] adj (= interfering) [bureaucrat, politician] → indiscret/ète; [neighbour] → indiscret/ète

meddlesome

adj, meddling
adj attr she’s a meddlesome old busybodysie mischt sich dauernd in alles ein

meddlesome

[ˈmɛdlsəm] meddling [ˈmɛdlɪŋ] adj (interfering) → impiccione/a, ficcanaso m/f

meddle

(ˈmedl) verb
to interfere. She was always trying to meddle.
ˈmeddler noun
ˈmeddlesome adjective
fond of meddling. a meddlesome old woman.
References in classic literature ?
Under cover of his character of singing-master, he made frequent visits at the farmhouse; not that he had anything to apprehend from the meddlesome interference of parents, which is so often a stumbling-block in the path of lovers.
So she took and dusted us both with the hickry, and we was as much as two hours catching another fifteen or sixteen, drat that meddlesome cub, and they warn't the likeliest, nuther, because the first haul was the pick of the flock.
Tom's heart was fired--with fury against the planter's wife; and he said to himself, "But for that meddlesome fool, everything would have gone all right.
Don't you be a meddlesome wench an' poke your nose where it's no cause to go.
Then hold your meddlesome tongue," said Solomon, "and come out, if you want to speak to me.
To which Sancho made answer, "Far better would it be not to look for him, for, if we find him, and he happens to be the owner of the money, it is plain I must restore it; it would be better, therefore, that without taking this needless trouble, I should keep possession of it until in some other less meddlesome and officious way the real owner may be discovered; and perhaps that will be when I shall have spent it, and then the king will hold me harmless.
I had no doubt but that they regarded children as odious incumbrances; and their ideas of domestic felicity were sufficiently shown in the fact, that they allowed no meddlesome housekeepers to turn topsy-turvy those snug little arrangements they had made in their comfortable dwelling.
Forgive all my meddlesome chatter and forget my advice.
This has been a single estate for hundreds and hundreds of years, and if you or any meddlesome mountebank comes here and talks of cutting it up like a cake, if I ever hear a word more of you and your leveling lies--"
And he suffered enough from brazenly meddlesome and self-seeking folk, from impudent and inquisitive intruders, to justify some suspicion of old acquaintances suddenly styling themselves old friends, and of distant connections newly and unduly eager to claim relationship.
     On their meddlesome souls!
Though Napoleon, by subordinating all things and all men to his will, retarded for a time the influence of bureaucracy (that ponderous curtain hung between the service to be done and the man who orders it), it was permanently organized under the constitutional government, which was, inevitably, the friend of all mediocrities, the lover of authentic documents and accounts, and as meddlesome as an old tradeswoman.