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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"


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


2 [ˈmedlɪŋ] Nintromisión f
References in classic literature ?
You have spoken of my `secret meddling,' and my `interfering ignorance,' and my `false assent.
And if you have been interfering again with the discipline of this ship, or meddling in affairs that don't concern you you can take the consequences, and be damned.
I'm not going to,' said I, somewhat testily, though without a grain of anger in my heart against any one but the meddling old woman.
They have provided a system which for terse comprehensiveness surpasses Justinian's Pandects and the By-laws of the Chinese Society for the Suppression of Meddling with other People's Business.