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Variant of nosy.
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a variant spelling of nosy
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or nos•ey(ˈnoʊ zi)
adj. nos•i•er, nos•i•est.
unduly curious about the affairs of others; prying.
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|Adj.||1.||nosey - offensively curious or inquisitive; "curious about the neighbor's doings"; "he flipped through my letters in his nosy way"; "prying eyes"; "the snoopy neighbor watched us all day"|
curious - eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns); "a curious child is a teacher's delight"; "a trap door that made me curious"; "curious investigators"; "traffic was slowed by curious rubberneckers"; "curious about the neighbor's doings"
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adjective inquisitive, curious, intrusive, prying, eavesdropping, snooping (informal), busybody He whispered to avoid being overheard by their nosey neighbours.
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nosey[ˈnəʊzɪ] ADJ (nosier (compar) (nosiest (superl))) → entrometido
don't be so nosey! → ¡no seas tan entrometido!
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noseynosy [ˈnəʊzi] adj → curieux/euse
Don't be so nosey! → Ne sois pas si curieux!, Ne sois pas si indiscret!
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