Busybody vs. Meddlesome

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  • Busybody (noun)

    Someone who interferes with others; one who is nosy, intrusive or meddlesome.

  • Meddlesome (adjective)

    Characterised or marked by meddling; inclined or having a tendency to meddle or interfere in other people's business.

    "If those meddlesome kids hadn't turned me in, I'd have gotten away with my nefarious scheme!"

  • Busybody (noun)

    One who officiously concerns himself with the affairs of others; a meddling person.

  • Meddlesome (adjective)

    Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others; officiously intrusive.

Webster Dictionary
  • Busybody (noun)

    a person who meddles in the affairs of others

  • Meddlesome (adjective)

    intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner;

    "an interfering old woman"

    "bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself"

    "busy about other people's business"

Princeton's WordNet

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