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1‘their inquisitive neighbours had gathered at the gate’
curious, intrigued, interested, burning with curiosity, agog
over-curious, over-interested, prying, spying, scrutinizing, eavesdropping, intrusive, interfering, busybody, meddling, meddlesome
enquiring, questioning, probing
informal nosy, nosy-parker, snooping, snoopy
Northern English Scottish nebby
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