AskDefine | Define prying

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prying adj : offensively curious or inquisitive; "curious about the neighbor's doings"; "he flipped through my letters in his nosy way"; "prying eyes"; "the snoopy neighbor watched us all day" [syn: nosy, nosey, snoopy] n : offensive inquisitiveness [syn: nosiness, snoopiness]

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  1. present participle of pry

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

busy, busybody, curious, delving, digging, fishing, forward, impertinent, in search of, inquisitive, inquisitorial, loaded for bear, looking for, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, obtrusive, officious, out for, out for bear, poking, presumptuous, probing, pushing, pushy, searching, self-appointed, snooping, snoopy
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