Nosy and Officious


Nosy adjective - Interested in what is not one's own business.
Usage example: nosy in-laws asking about our finances

Officious and nosy are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Officious" instead an adjective "Nosy".

Nearby Words: nosed, nosey, nosing


Officious adjective - Thrusting oneself where one is not welcome or invited.
Usage example: an officious little man who was always telling everyone else how to do their jobs

Nosy and officious are semantically related. You can use "Nosy" instead an adjective "Officious".

Nearby Words: official, officialism, officiously
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Officious or Nosy. 2016. Accessed June 28, 2022.
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