Definition of meddlesome in English:

meddlesome

adjective

  • Fond of meddling; interfering.

    ‘a gaggle of meddlesome politicians’
    • ‘She had to do without the family she had relied on for her entire life: an overbearing, vicious mother, irritating brothers, meddlesome cousins, and so on.’
    • ‘Much of this is due to the government's meddlesome social engineering.’
    • ‘With a less than brilliant director, ham actors and a meddlesome newcomer, will it ever reach opening night?’
    • ‘For once, those meddlesome noses are actively welcome.’
    • ‘With troops in 70 percent of the world's countries we are naturally perceived as the most meddlesome of nations.’
    • ‘But to Barry, he could seem like just another meddlesome boss.’
    • ‘It's perfectly capable of remaining in its own time-warped bubble without help from its meddlesome friends.’
    • ‘But that's how the government, which seems to get bigger and more meddlesome by the week, set it up.’
    • ‘I don't want it to be tricky or messy, and I certainly don't want that meddlesome idiot in the way.’
    • ‘If foreigners find the United States to be too meddlesome, it isn't because of our unmatched military power.’
    • ‘The broadcast will be live and unfiltered - unfiltered, at least, by meddlesome journalists.’
    • ‘He also gives the subsidiary characters - a dim married couple and a meddlesome mother-in-law - meaty roles whose farce is grounded in wry truth.’
    • ‘Social workers are seen as meddlesome and health service managers as hard-hearted.’
    • ‘So, anyway, to avoid suspicion, I had to invite that meddlesome girl, too.’
    • ‘She was, after all, only one meddlesome old woman.’
    • ‘Then there are some who are merely meddlesome and intrusive in the dressing room.’
    • ‘In doing so, they waste money, intimidate doctors, clog up the system and draw in the meddlesome fools in Westminster.’
    • ‘The Government has become more intrusive, more coercive, more meddlesome, and less effective.’
    • ‘It was just another boring city, filled with meddlesome people and merchants who like to drag you to their stands against your wishes, insisting that you buy something outrageously overpriced.’
    • ‘She is unhappy, bossy, meddlesome, and possessive.’
    interfering, meddling, intrusive, prying, inquisitive, officious, importunate
    snooping, nosy
    nebby
    pragmatic, intermeddling
    obtrusive, busy
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Pronunciation:

meddlesome

/ˈmedlsəm/