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nosy

adjective uk (nosier, nosiest) (also nosey)   /ˈnəʊ.zi/ us    /ˈnoʊ-/ disapproving
C2 too interested in what other people are doing and wanting to discover too much about them: She was complaining about her nosy parents.CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
nosily
adverb uk   /-zɪ.li/ us  
"Who was that on the phone?" she asked nosily.CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
nosiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
CuriosityQuestioning people and asking questions in generalSuspecting and questioning
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