prying

  • 1 Prying — Pry ing, a. Inspecting closely or impertinently. [1913 Webster] Syn: Inquisitive; curious. See {Inquisitive}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 prying — index encroachment, interest (concern), interrogative, obtrusive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 prying — *curious, inquisitive, snoopy, nosy Analogous words: meddlesome, officious, *impertinent, intrusive, obtrusive …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 prying — [prī′iŋ] adj. [prp. of PRY2] improperly curious or inquisitive SYN. CURIOUS pryingly adv …

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  • 5 Prying — Pry Pry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prying}.] To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or lever; to prize. [Local, U. S. & Eng.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 prying — adj. Prying is used with these nouns: ↑eye …

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  • 7 prying — pry [1] ► VERB (pries, pried) ▪ enquire too intrusively into a person s private affairs. DERIVATIVES prying adjective. ORIGIN of unknown origin …

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  • 8 prying — I noun offensive inquisitiveness • Syn: ↑nosiness, ↑snoopiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑snoopy (for: ↑snoopiness), ↑pry, ↑no …

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  • 9 prying — adjective Date: 1552 inquisitive in an annoying, officious, or meddlesome way Synonyms: see curious • pryingly adverb …

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  • 10 prying — pryingly, adv. pryingness, n. /pruy ing/, adj. 1. that pries; looking or searching curiously. 2. impertinently or unnecessarily curious or inquisitive. [1950 55; PRY1 + ING2] Syn. 1. peeping, peering, peeking. 2. nosy. See curious. * * * …

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  • 11 prying — Synonyms and related words: busy, busybody, curious, delving, digging, fishing, forward, impertinent, in search of, inquisitive, inquisitorial, loaded for bear, looking for, meddlesome, meddling, nosy, obtrusive, officious, out for, out for bear …

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  • 12 prying — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. intrusive, meddlesome, nosy*; see inquisitive , meddlesome . See Synonym Study at inquisitive …

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  • 13 prying — pry·ing || praɪɪŋ adj. glancing, peeking; nosy, meddlesome; curious, inquisitive praɪ v. look curiously, peep, peer; meddle, interfere; force open, wrest open with a crowbar or similar tool …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 prying — a. Curious, inquisitive, peering, peeping, scrutinizing …

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  • 15 prying — adj 1. peeking, peeping, peering; inspecting, surveying, scanning; studying, scrutinizing, examining; searching, prowling, investigating; snooping, snoopy, spying, eavesdropping; ogling, gaping, gawking, craning, goggling, Inf. rubbernecking;… …

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  • 16 prying — pry•ing [[t]ˈpraɪ ɪŋ[/t]] adj. impertinently or unnecessarily curious or inquisitive • Etymology: 1950–55 pry′ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 prying — /ˈpraɪɪŋ/ (say pruying) adjective 1. that pries; looking or searching curiously. 2. unduly curious; inquisitive. {pry1 + ing2} –pryingly, adverb …

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  • 18 prying tool —    A tool which can be used to forcibly open a locked door/cover by applying leverage to the door/cover at one of its edges …

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  • 19 over-prying — …

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