Definition of meddlesome in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɛd(ə)ls(ə)m/


Fond of meddling; interfering: heaven rid him of meddlesome politicians!
More example sentences
  • Then there are some who are merely meddlesome and intrusive in the dressing room.
  • With troops in 70 percent of the world's countries we are naturally perceived as the most meddlesome of nations.
  • The broadcast will be live and unfiltered - unfiltered, at least, by meddlesome journalists.
informal snooping, nosy
Scottish & Northern English  nebby
archaic pragmatic, intermeddling
rare obtrusive, busy



Example sentences
  • He watches his father meddlesomely destroy his brother's baseball dreams.


Pronunciation: /ˈmɛd(ə)lsəmnəs/
Example sentences
  • It wasn't a bad mood per se but it did contain more than my recommended daily dose of meddlesomeness.
  • Alas, he had underestimated the vengeful meddlesomeness of the bureaucrats.
  • Now Emma has found what she has really been looking for, which enables her to shed her false meddlesomeness forever.

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