View definitions for eavesdropping



Discover More

Example Sentences

A few years ago, I was standing in a queue behind two men and eavesdropping on their conversation.

He lambasted the NSA for its over-zealous data grabs, and its unrestrained eavesdropping on average Americans.

Think spy satellites, stealth bombers, next-missile-spotting radars, next-gen drones, and ultra-powerful eavesdropping gear.

The intelligence community knows this, he said, from insights gleaned from eavesdropping on the night of the attack.

But Schiff also said sometimes eavesdropping has its limits as well.

I thought she had come to her right senses, at last, and was making the shift to break off the eavesdropping.

He persists, then sees his mother in private, kills a courtier who was eavesdropping, and convicts his mother of her sin.

Relieved, yet ashamed of his eavesdropping, he ran down the road toward his home.

Paul had heard of people who actually deemed eavesdropping unbecoming!

It was secure from any but forcible entrance, and eavesdropping from outside would be worse than useless.

Synonym of the day

Which one is a synonym for win?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to eavesdropping, such as: inquisitive, intrusive, meddlesome, inquisitorial, inquisitory, and interested.

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