Definition of Meddlesome

1. Adjective. Intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner. "Busy about other people's business"

Exact synonyms: Busy, Busybodied, Interfering, Meddling, Officious
Similar to: Intrusive
Derivative terms: Meddlesomeness, Officiousness



Definition of Meddlesome

1. a. Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others; officiously intrusive.

Definition of Meddlesome

1. Adjective. Inclined or having a tendency to meddle or interfere in other people's business. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Meddlesome

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Meddlesome

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1. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1881)
"First we are met by that solid glittering chunk of obstetrical wisdom, " A meddlesome midwifery is bad." This is brought forward as a perfectly unanswerable ..."

2. Original Poems, for Infant Minds by Ann Taylor, Jane Taylor, O'Keeffe (Adelaide) (1834)
"meddlesome MATTY. O, HOW one ugly trick has spoil'd The sweetest and the best! Matilda, though a pleasant child, One ugly trick possess'd, ..."

3. The New McGuffey Fourth Reader by William Holmes McGuffey (1901)
"Write the story of meddlesome Mattie, using your own words and not trying to make rhymes. What lesson may be learned from this story ? What is a snuffbox ? ..."

4. The Ohio Country Between the Years 1783 and 1815: Including Military by Charles Elihu Slocum (1910)
"... TECUMSEH, AND THE PROPHET Further Treaties with, and Payments to, the Aborigines —The British Continue meddlesome—Reservations— United States Settlers ..."

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