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adjective as in curious; prying

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Example Sentences

I really don't think I have to explain this or be embarrassed by nosy questions.

Kathryn Hahn is an utter delight as the nosy next-door neighbor who seems to be hiding a secret.

From Time

I have been called "nosy" and been accused of giving someone "the third degree."

He asked to talk on the phone, but I declined because my kids were home and they're very nosy.

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.

From Quartz

Edmund is now 4, and is a giggly, sociable, nosy, occasionally impertinent boy.

But often they simply conceal their activities from friends and family, rather than put up with a lot of nosy questions.

Sounds to me like Pew conducted its survey by flagging down cars full of stoned teenagers and asking nosy questions.

Unfortunately, the mission soon goes haywire when a group of menacing Miami mobsters—and the nosy Rosalyn—get involved.

As annoying as he is--and he is very annoying, we continue to need the extremely nosy presence of dear old Uncle Sam.

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.

I didn't like to ask too many questions for I might have got fired for being too nosy.

Belts raced and flapped from nosy shafts along the ceiling—a steady, uninterrupted din.

Not until he swings around and I gets a view of that nosy profile do I gasp any gasps.

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.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to nosy, such as: inquisitive, intrusive, meddlesome, eavesdropping, inquisitorial, and inquisitory.

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