meddlesome meddlesome  /ˈmɛ dəl səm/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner

Usage(s):

  1. There's no time for meddlesome editors to argue over what goes where.
  2. Such concerned thinking for the planet's future does not carry much weight with Argentine nationalists, who see Tompkins as a meddlesome foreigner.
  3. The liberals, mostly good Catholics themselves, think the church too powerful, too meddlesome and too expensive.

News

  1. Rahals and Andrettis keep the sport in their blood

    Bobby Rahal found it difficult at times over the last six years watching son Graham driving for other open-wheel teams. But the three-time CART champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner wasn’t going to be a meddlesome father.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Jefferson City News Tribune

  2. Rahals and Andrettis: Father-son IndyCar duos

    Bobby Rahal found it difficult at times over the last six years watching son Graham driving for other open-wheel teams. But the three-time CART champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner wasn't going to be a meddlesome father. "There were a lot of times when I wanted to say something to the team. ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. The EU has demanded the sailors' unconditional release and warned of unspecified "appropriate measures" if Tehran does not comply - a position the Iranian Foreign Ministry called "bias and meddlesome."
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett Source: Forbes

  2. "I always like to get involved in the process, but you have to also not be meddlesome," Childress said this week. "He always has good rhyme and reason as to what he's looking at. I don't think we're ever going to be running a wishbone or...
    on Jul 26, 2008 By: Brad Childress Source: USA Today

  3. Progressive democratic theory holds that the population - "ignorant and meddlesome outsiders" - should be "spectators," not "participants" in action, as Walter Lippmann wrote.
    on Feb 28, 2008 By: Walter Lippmann Source: Khaleej Times

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