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1. prying

noun. ['ˈpraɪɪŋ'] offensive inquisitiveness.

Synonyms

  • nosiness
  • snoopiness
  • inquisitiveness

Antonyms

  • uninquisitive

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Rhymes with Prying

  • indemnifying
  • semidrying
  • misapplying
  • underlying
  • overflying
  • complying
  • supplying
  • retrying
  • replying
  • overlying
  • implying
  • decrying
  • undying
  • relying
  • denying
  • defying
  • belying
  • applying
  • trying
  • spying
  • plying
  • frying
  • flying
  • drying
  • crying
  • allying
  • vying
  • tying
  • tieing
  • sighing

Sentences with prying


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Remove the plastic cover off the seat belt at the top of the seat by prying it off.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If prying doesn't work, you have a choice.

Quotes about prying


1. Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
- Zora Neale Hurston

2. Learning is by nature curiosity... prying into everything, reluctant to leave anything, material or immaterial, unexplained.
- Philo of Alexandria

3. We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that the savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
- Mark Twain

2. prying

adjective. ['ˈpraɪɪŋ'] offensively curious or inquisitive.

Synonyms

  • nosy
  • snoopy
  • nosey

Antonyms

  • uninquiring
  • familiar
  • uninterested
  • native
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