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prying

[ prahy-ing ]
/ ˈpraɪ ɪŋ /
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adjective
that pries; looking or searching curiously.
impertinently or unnecessarily curious or inquisitive.

OTHER WORDS FOR prying

1 peeping, peering, peeking.
2 nosy.
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Origin of prying

First recorded in 1950–55; pry1 + -ing2

synonym study for prying

2. See curious.

OTHER WORDS FROM prying

pry·ing·ly, adverbpry·ing·ness, nounun·pry·ing, adjective

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