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adjective as in interfering

noun as in meddling

noun as in obtrusion

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Example Sentences

Johnson gave an impromptu press conference during Hamer's speech, interrupting her televised testimony.

“My time has expired, and I have lost my patience with you,” Issa said, interrupting Koskinen.

Over green tea, Than Gyi told us about her village, interrupting herself frequently to stare at us and laugh.

Another mass shooting has taken the lives of innocent kids, interrupting Benghazi coverage on Fox News.

It smells like…” she begins, with Giamatti interrupting: “Jasmine.

He apologized for interrupting their tête-à-tête, but said he had no choice, as the saloon was completely full.

"'Cite can do it as well as I; it is really her business," she explained to Edna, who apologized for interrupting her.

It aids conversation by occasionally interrupting it for a short period, to be renewed with a new impetus.

His piety, however, does not prevent him from interrupting his prayer to swear at the men most vigorously.

As we sat there, we heard noises, not very harmonious, interrupting the song of the salmon-fishers.


On this page you'll find 79 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to interrupting, such as: opposing, averting, conservative, foiling, forestalling, and preservative.

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