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synonyms for nosy

  • inquisitive
  • intrusive
  • meddlesome
  • eavesdropping
  • inquisitorial
  • inquisitory
  • interested
  • interfering
  • intermeddling
  • personal
  • searching
  • snooping
  • snoopy
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antonyms for nosy

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  • indifferent
  • uncaring
  • unconcerned
  • uninterested
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How to use nosy in a sentence

I really don't think I have to explain this or be embarrassed by nosy questions.
MISS MANNERS: HOW TO BE A GOOD SAMARITAN AT THE GROCERY STOREJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINMARCH 5, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Kathryn Hahn is an utter delight as the nosy next-door neighbor who seems to be hiding a secret.
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I have been called "nosy" and been accused of giving someone "the third degree."
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He asked to talk on the phone, but I declined because my kids were home and they're very nosy.
CAROLYN HAX: SHE SWIPED RIGHT, AND NOW IT FEELS SO, SO WRONGCAROLYN HAXNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The nosiest, noisiest, and most persistent shareholders are usually those looking for a quick gain, and the market famously rewards businesses that discount the future and externalize costs onto communities and the environment.
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Being the nosy child I was, every once in a while I would look him up in the phone book so I knew he existed.
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I didn't like to ask too many questions for I might have got fired for being too nosy.
AN AMERICAN HOBO IN EUROPEBEN GOODKIND
Belts raced and flapped from nosy shafts along the ceiling—a steady, uninterrupted din.
I WALKED IN ARDENJACK CRAWFORD
Not until he swings around and I gets a view of that nosy profile do I gasp any gasps.
TORCHY, PRIVATE SEC.SEWELL FORD
But he's not so new that he hasn't had time to study the area or to make plans to lead nosy people to the quarry.
THE BLUE GHOST MYSTERYHAROLD LELAND GOODWIN
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WORDS RELATED TO NOSY

  • analytical
  • disquisitive
  • examining
  • impertinent
  • inquiring
  • inquisitive
  • inspecting
  • interested
  • interfering
  • intrusive
  • investigative
  • meddlesome
  • meddling
  • nosy
  • peeping
  • peering
  • prurient
  • prying
  • puzzled
  • questioning
  • scrutinizing
  • searching
  • snoopy
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