[ 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"

Used in print

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Why , oh why , does n't he stick_to preaching the Gospel , instead of meddling in civic affairs , politics , economics , and social issues that are no concern of the Church '' ?

Furthermore , Bern decrees that we must do as we are ordered by the Council , preach only the word_of_God and stop meddling in politics '' !

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[ noun ] the act of altering something secretly or improperly



Used in print

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

All Southerners agree that slavery had to go ; but many historians maintain that except for Northern meddling it would have ended in states like Virginia years before it did .

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change_of_state meddle