meddling


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med·dle

 (mĕd′l)
intr.v. med·dled, med·dling, med·dles
1. To intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere.
2. To handle something carelessly or ignorantly; tamper: Don't meddle with my cell phone!

[Middle English medlen, from Anglo-Norman medler, variant of Old French mesler, from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, to mix thoroughly, from Latin miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]

med′dler (mĕd′lər, mĕd′l-ər) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meddling - the act of altering something secretly or improperlymeddling - the act of altering something secretly or improperly
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
Adj.1.meddling - intrusive in a meddling or offensive mannermeddling - 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"

meddling

noun
The act or an instance of interfering or intruding:
adjective
Given to intruding in other people's affairs:
Translations

meddling

2 [ˈmedlɪŋ] Nintromisión f
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A wicked and a troublesome meddling is that, with the business of One who has not made His creatures to be herded, like oxen, and driven from field to field, as their stupid and selfish keepers may judge of their need and wants.
To which my Lord Duke in substance replied (both letters were published) that he had already done so, and received the money, and would be obliged to the reverend gentleman if for the future he (the reverend gentleman) would decline meddling with other people's business.
USA], Mar 7 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed that he was not worried about Russia's possible meddling in the upcoming midterm elections later this year and asserted that he would 'counteract' any attempt made by Russia to stop them from meddling in the elections.
WASHINGTON, March 7 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump advocated for the use of paper ballots to combat meddling by other countries in the upcoming 2018 US midterm elections.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A majority of Americans in a new poll don't believe US President Donald Trump will stop foreign governments from meddling in the 2018 midterm elections.
Pero ready din gamitin pang pintik sa masasamang tao' (But I am also ready to use it as a slingshot against bad people),' said Go, who was accused of meddling and favoring a South Korean firm in the procurement of two frigates worth P15.
Trump, who has said little to publicly acknowledge a threat to US democracy that even one of his top aides called"incontrovertible" on Saturday, asserted that the efforts to investigate and combat the Russian meddling had only given the Russians what they wanted, saying that"they are laughing their asses off in Moscow.
The charges were made by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian meddling.
Trump tweeted, 'Finally, Liddle' Adam Schiff, the leakin' monster of no control, is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election.
Trump, who has said little to publicly acknowledge a threat to US democracy that even one of his top aides called "incontrovertible" on Saturday, asserted that the efforts to investigate and combat the Russian meddling had only given the Russians exactly what they wanted, saying that "they are laughing - off in Moscow.
NRM youth wing national coordinator David Ochola accused Godec of meddling in Kenya's politics.
This recent call by the New York-based Human Rights Watch for the government to drop all charges against Senator Leila de Lima is nothing but sheer meddling with our country's domestic affairs,' Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.