Adjective "meddling" definition and examples

(Meddling may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmɛd(ə)l/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Interfere in something that is not one's concern.
  1. 'bureaucratic meddling'
  2. 'She's the do-gooder type who always meddles in business that's no affair of hers.'
  3. 'He also said foreign governments should stop meddling in Hong Kong's affairs.'
  4. 'She meddled in places she had no business being, was emotionally manipulative, and a professional passive/aggressive.'
  5. 'It is one thing to contact the dead, it is another to meddle and you are meddling.'
  6. 'Don't meddle in matters that don't concern you, unless you want to face the wrath of Rowan!'
  7. 'Politicians or other misguided do-gooders won't be able to meddle.'
  8. 'The Labour factions decided, however, it was no good meddling in West Lothian.'
  9. 'She also warned other nations not to meddle in China's internal affairs.'
  10. 'And he is suspicious of attempts to meddle in the internal business of others.'
  11. 'These business men who come in to football in search of a quick buck and a hobby to see them through their retirement must not be allowed to meddle in affairs of which they have no concept.'
  12. 'Stating that the gallery is full-fledged now, Vidya says that it has sufficient space and infrastructure to host an exclusive show without meddling with the regular display area.'
  13. 'Youngsters who began meddling with the furniture and other products on display, had to be restrained now and again by the elders accompanying them.'
  14. 'Jack Taggart, is yelling at his son, Billy, to carefully affix all the scarecrows to their posts, while also accusing him of meddling with his equipment.'

More definitions

1. to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly: Stop meddling in my personal life!

More examples(as adjective)

"politicians can be meddling."

"intellects can be meddling."

"charges can be meddling."

"vandals can be meddling."

"tricks can be meddling."

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Origin

(meddle)Middle English (in the sense ‘mingle, mix’): from Old French medler, variant of mesler, based on Latin miscere ‘to mix’.