HyperDic: prying

English > 2 senses of the word prying:
ADJECTIVEallprying, nosy, nosey, snoopyoffensively curious or inquisitive
NOUNcognitionprying, nosiness, snoopinessoffensive inquisitiveness
prying > pronunciation
Soundspray'ihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > prying: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningoffensively curious or inquisitive.
Example "prying eyes"
Synonymsnosy, nosey, snoopy
Broadercuriouseager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
Spanishcurioso, entremetido, entrometido, fisgón, husmeador
Catalancuriós, entremetedor, tafaner
Adverbspryinglyin a curious and prying manner
English > prying: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningoffensive inquisitiveness.
Synonymsnosiness, snoopiness
Broadercuriousness, inquisitivenessA state of active curiosity
Spanishcurioseo, fisgoneo, husmeo, indagación
Catalantafaneria, xafarderia
Verbsprybe nosey
prymake an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
prysearch or inquire in a meddlesome way

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