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or nos·ey  (nō′zē)
adj. nos·i·er, nos·i·est Informal
Given to or showing an intrusive curiosity about the affairs of others; prying.

nos′i·ly adv.
nos′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nosiness - offensive inquisitiveness
curiousness, inquisitiveness - a state of active curiosity


Informal. Undue interest in the affairs of others:
Informal: snoopiness.
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[ˈnəʊzɪnɪs] Nentrometimiento m


(nəuz) noun
1. the part of the face by which people and animals smell and usually breathe. She held the flower to her nose; He punched the man on the nose.
2. the sense of smell. Police dogs have good noses and can follow criminals' trails.
3. the part of anything which is like a nose in shape or position. the nose of an aeroplane.
1. to make a way by pushing carefully forward. The ship nosed (its way) through the ice.
2. to look or search as if by smelling. He nosed about (in) the cupboard.
a long-nosed dog.
ˈnos(e)y adjective
taking too much interest in other people and what they are doing. She is a very nos(e)y person.
ˈnosily adverb
ˈnosiness noun
ˈnose-bag noun
food-bag for horses, hung over the head.
ˈnosedive noun
a dive or fall with the head or nose first. The aeroplane did a nosedive into the sea.
ˈnose job noun
plastic surgery on the nose.
to make such a dive. Suddenly the plane nosedived.
follow one's nose
to go straight forward.
lead by the nose
to make (a person) do whatever one wants.
nose out
to find (as if) by smelling. The dog nosed out its master's glove.
pay through the nose
to pay a lot, or too much.
turn up one's nose at
to treat with contempt. He turned up his nose at the school dinner.
under (a person's) (very) nose
right in front of (a person). The book was right under my very nose; He stole the money from under my very nose.
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There's something about seeing props strewn about, seeing clusters of actors going over their lines and hearing snippets of live music which makes me feel part of proceedings - even when I've just turned up to encroach on everyone's lunch hour with a load of journalistic nosiness.
If Armageddon strikes, I need time to arrange for Steve Tyler from Aerosmith to be serenading me with that anthem for nosiness, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing.
So great is his nosiness, that in 2009, the soap released a promo trailer in which he was portrayed as a 007-style spy, using all sorts of gadgets and gizmos to snoop on his Corrie neighbours.
I did it out of sheer nosiness - their houses were incredible - and I had to take a photo of the wage slip because I couldn't believe how much he was paid.
LIBRA September 24 - October 23 Your nosiness could see you finding out something you'll have to be involved in for months to come.
YAs soon as Death Row Diner unlocked its doors in a Hope Street basement, the name caused a division between those who find it's all in the worst possible taste and others whose nosiness demands a peek.
To do that, consider stopping a buck by using natural attractions, whitetail nosiness, or a novelty.
GENTLE READER: Snarling at people to mind their own business -- however justified by their nosiness -- would be a good way to convince people that your injuries were the result of your own pugnaciousness.
However, as if to nurture my nosiness about the lesser-known aspects of his illustrious career, Mead suggested I track down an 8-mm film he made with Robert Wade Chatterton while living in Venice, California, in 1961, Passion in a Seaside Slum.
Anyway, it was later explained to me that the reason for my neighbour's nosiness was my being a young, unmarried, full-blooded male.