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Right-wing Supreme Court justices can now sit back to let their ideological allies in red states delegate the job of stripping women of their rights to greedy busybodies.

In “The Shop,” a doctor’s busybody wife is the character you love to hate.

People of color are on the internet just as much as anyone else but perhaps living in communities where no one believes that being a busybody is the key to anyone having a good day is the sine qua non.

From Ozy

You'd have married me last fall if some busybody hadn't filled your ears with scandal.

Without playing the part of the busybody, we may study the facts of human nature, and be aware of the developments of society.

But this was risky; it would bring him in view of a kitchen window whence some busybody might observe him.

She vaguely knew this lady for a busybody, but she was in a situation which even busybodies might alleviate.

They may support you, or they may call you an interfering busybody for your pains; you'll have to take your chance of that.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to busybody, such as: buttinsky, eavesdropper, fink, gossip, intruder, and meddler.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.