Synonym of meddling

Alternative for meddling

meddles, meddled, meddling

Synonym: interfere, interpose, interrupt, intervene, intrude, trespass,


Interfering or meddling in the affairs of others
intrusive interfering meddlesome prying nosy obtrusive pushy nosey officious intruding snoopy presumptuous busy presuming protrusive pushing snooping inquisitive annoying curious impertinent forward peering busybody nebby probing tampering peeping questioning inquiring interested scrutinizing intermeddling investigative enquiring scrutinising importunate inquisitorial prurient analytical searching bumptious spying self-assertive interrupting eavesdropping inspecting examining disquisitive interruptive pragmatic bossy overbearing assertive gossipy brash bold over-curious over-interested forceful aggressive domineering loud nosy-parker offensive puzzled obnoxious interviewing interrogational cross-examining interrogative inquisitory fact-finding bustling busybodied interventionist self-important overzealous opinionated dictatorial interloping meddlesomeness nosiness interference research butting in overbusy invasive unwanted investigating undercover inspective exploratory researching mischievous rude fussy bureaucratic agog intrigued encumbering troublesome kibitzing hindering obstructive impeding chiseling interposing unwelcome trespassing disturbing ambitious nosy-parkering thrusting uncalled-for chiselling big-eyed personal speculative poking challenging keen sifting arrogant insensitive unpleasant protruding upsetting indiscreet burning with curiosity cocksure confident overconfident over-assertive cocky pushful blatant jutting flagrant projecting sheer bald prognathous bulging go-ahead insistent nervy strident loudmouthed full of oneself self-asserting in-your-face fierce militant go-getting enterprising high-pressure driven sharp-elbowed compelling bludgeoning persistent persuasive intensive high-powered coercive pressurizing pressured stressful relentless intense difficult strenuous demanding pressurising not taking no for an answer insolent brazen impudent cheeky audacious self-confident brazen-faced brassy bold-faced saucy arch sassy wise brassbound fresh hubristic effervescent impulsive brazenfaced trashy impetuous inconsiderate bright uppity flip incautious hasty vivacious thoughtless impolitic heedless precipitate full of yourself headlong untactful maladroit rash hotheaded as bold as brass


Disrespectful or rude
impertinent rude bold brazen cheeky insolent forward fresh impolite impudent sassy discourteous disrespectful saucy uncivil unmannerly brash flip ill-mannered presumptuous audacious pert bad-mannered nervy shameless arch bold-faced brassbound brass-necked brassy brazen-faced cocksure cocky contumelious ill-bred inconsiderate personal tactless thoughtless uncalled-for undiplomatic ungracious unhandsome unmannered unsubtle wise lippy malapert mannerless arrogant disgracious incongruous inquisitive interfering intrusive meddlesome nosy offensive procacious prying smart unsuitable off base smart alecky out of line smart-alecky pushy insulting bumptious irreverent boorish overconfident presuming abusive disdainful flippant churlish immodest crude familiar insubordinate self-assertive barefaced uncouth uppity pompous contemptuous disparaging vulgar smug unabashed mouthy coarse loutish overbold ungentlemanly unladylike haughty overweening conceited supercilious unrefined assuming overfamiliar bold as brass unblushing confident ungallant cavalier blunt rough derogatory oafish self-confident lordly lofty offhand blatant peremptory pretentious sharp uppish assumptive crass derisive self-asserting self-assured scornful short ignorant arrant indelicate overbearing out-of-line brusque curt graceless snippy defiant self-important hubristic egotistical facetious forceful boldfaced high-hat loud abrupt assertive hurtful cool boastful patronizing mischievous free smart-arsed imperious blasphemous disagreeable hifalutin unchivalrous highfalutin scurrilous huffy chesty sniffy huffish cute toplofty toploftical masterful unpleasant smart-aleck gruff smart-assed smarty-pants aggressive insensitive high-handed high-and-mighty crusty proud vain unkind uncomplimentary inappropriate degrading slighting vainglorious patronising gross important improper obtrusive uncharitable off-base outrageous uncivilized sacrilegious profane impious snobbish objectionable snooty aweless unceremonious self-satisfied snobby domineering vituperative surly high and mighty uncivilised egotistic humiliating stuck-up indecorous impetuous ungodly unholy sullen rash impolitic breezy shocking opinionated thrusting affronting wounding unpolished blustering uncultured ungenteel underbred magisterial swaggering superior selfish self-centered hasty obnoxious full of yourself iconoclastic uninhibited bossy loud-mouthed unreserved bigheaded as bold as brass playful condescending stiff-necked misbehaved witty irreverential unhallowed jocular glib jokey sarcastic whimsical tongue-in-cheek badly behaved frivolous hotheaded impulsive funny humorous in-your-face over-free unashamed belittling displeasing dismissive flagrant uncultivated unfriendly impish uncaring protrusive snippety denigratory deprecatory bright dictatorial provocative exceptionable self-centred common bearish presumptive unembarrassed bantam inaffable barbaric hotshot daring defamatory unconcerned provoking pejorative unsophisticated strident swollen-headed rustic savage heedless philistine precipitate showy unacceptable reprehensible vexing flashy indecent barbarian roughneck primitive officious incautious censurable barbarous unsympathetic raunchy raw pushing gritty bluff upsetting elitist full of oneself persnickety Neanderthal know-it-all yobbish pushful over-assertive slobbish loudmouthed rugged snotty coming on strong beyond the pale toffee-nosed low-bred vituperatory scurrile scurril invective vitriolic truculent opprobrious fearless brave plucky bad naughty ballsy lacking civility bad mannered braggart self-affected pontificating self-complacent pontifical self-promoting egoistic self-flattering self-engrossed authoritarian self-congratulatory bragging self-applauding dominating egoistical self-opinionated extraverted bombastic self-loving braggy narcissistic self-contented self-pleased self-adulatory swellheaded self-glorifying prideful holier-than-thou complacent self-conceited self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery egocentric extroverted assured blusterous imperative combative volatile weisenheiming gauche temeritous indulgent overindulgent relaxed ill-behaved unfilial profanatory tart put down smart-mouthed chirpy dapper dashing keen terse hostile ill irritable moody uncourteous off feisty ambitious throwing one's weight around antisocial inurbane unshrinking offish overhasty previous premature foolhardy tolerant free-and-easy spirited inhospitable unfortunate asocial affected bullish undisguised tacky cheap forthright unthinking overassertive direct careless nosey busy intruding snoopy effervescent trashy headlong untactful brazenfaced vivacious maladroit wild overfriendly casual clever inane intolerant meretricious tawdry spunky gutsy bald-faced remote swanky ostentatious tony aloof overfree too big for your boots unthoughtful unmindful not backwards in coming forwards uneducated brutish distasteful noisy blaring harsh ridiculous sardonic silly wisecracking mortifying callous indiscreet high-flown throwing one's weight about hoity-toity putting on airs go-ahead insistent unduly familiar critical bare-faced grating jarring unfair heartless reckless disgusting deplorable unwelcome abhorrent undesirable contemptible insufferable repugnant benighted depreciating wry roguish joking waggish jocose lighthearted droll precious cutesy jesting satirical piercing raucous heathen heathenish Neandertal thuggish natural demeaning derogative depreciative vilifying calumniatory deprecating negative damaging derisory depreciatory spiteful denigrative annoying irritating insupportable intolerable chatting up making passes at making advances towards downright short-spoken brusk cacophonous deafening jangling dissonant thundering booming shrill illiterate amusing slanderous discrediting libellous libelous mincingly clever blithe unfeeling gaudy ear-splitting discordant in a state of nature unconscionable wicked uncontrolled nasty frank outspoken catty repulsive ridiculing biting out of order jazzy tinny garish cruel unconsiderate exasperating superficial low shallow irresponsible carefree plebeian hard high-pitched metallic flirtatious galling embarrassing insouciant hooligan provincial out of sorts brief tetchy sharp-tongued potty scandalous crabbed comical yokelish bounderish clownish clumsy awkward ungainly unseemly aristocratic ritzy speaking as one finds uncalled for plain-spoken calling a spade a spade puckish detestable classless tasteless gawky hick incult hillbilly insensible backwoods lowbrow cloddish lowbred raffish illiberal light-hearted clodhopping highfalutin' inelegant puffed up la-de-da rough-hewn foul-mouthed heavy-handed smarty sure positive certain jaunty wise guy smart aleck smart guy smarty pants sneering mocking scathing stuck up bloated autocratic scoffing biggity biggety withering reproachful reviling self-righteous self-serving unrepentant cold-shoulder big-headed orgulous obloquious calumniating overt despotic tyrannical hardened abandoned jeering depraved profligate unconcealed dissolute incorrigible unprincipled censorious reprobate maligning unchaste lewd immoral fancy-pants detractive full of contempt without shame jumped up obvious foul on an ego trip violent berating indifferent scolding oppressive transparent open castigating coercive snide decrying wanton upbraiding traducing naked iron-handed malign disapproving tyrannous autocratical authoritative tyrannic malicious injurious unapologetic despicable imperial regnant commanding on your high horse on high horse too big for one's breeches too big for one's boots self-respecting boldface heavy acerbic virulent uninterested amoral undismayed undaunted cursory perfunctory highhanded bitter grandiose ranting denunciatory take-it-or-leave-it pococurante cynical hypercritical unawed unflinching temerarious standoffish self-aggrandizing loudmouth high puffed-up ill-humored corrupt poised composed abashless unaffected unshamed unrestrained airy wiseguy bullying rejecting contemning averse despising antipathetic scouting repudiating ill-humoured overproud dogmatic reproving castigatory impenitent remorseless lording it turning up your nose at looking down your nose at preponderant demanding ascendant prevalent stuffy on one's high horse hateful venomous patent glaring aspersive calumnious autarchic pointed ingenious strict iron-fisted subjugating controlling draconian libeling denigrating debasing excoriating offending defaming malevolent libelling shaming disgracing damning dishonoring despiteful injuring dishonouring hurting abasing vile malignant reproaching manifest evident severe dominant strong-willed arbitrary palpable agile highbrowed highbrow bantering apt incisive quick adept nimble ready smooth nifty quick-witted unmistakable pronounced conspicuous sheer clear in driver's seat crack the whip straightforward bald outright noticeable undeniable flaunting rank indisputable cut-and-dried striking unmitigated egregious taunting snazzy deliberate glitzy prominent screaming crying in plain sight hard-nosed temperamental upstage high hat dog it


A butt with a scuttle, a keg of drinking water with a hole cut in it, on board ship
scuttlebutt gossip talk hearsay word rumour rumor buzz tattle report dish noise grapevine chitchat chatter prattle babble blather back-fence talk dirty laundry earful idle talk calumny gossipry slander malicious talk blether prate tale scandal defamation injury conversation news dirty wash cry dirty linen rumormongering telling tales wire tittle-tattle clothesline whispering campaign small talk account chronicle story rumourmongering talebearing goss dirt bruit whisper rumble speculation on dit tidings shu-shu furphy word of mouth bavardage intelligence skinder information suggestion chat labrish innuendo canard comment Kaffeeklatsch unconfirmed report word on the street stories tales titbits insinuation latest whispers leak hint storeys second-hand information gen chit-chat bush telegraph secondhand information discussion dialogue fame dispatch conference confabulation announcement jaw canards confab advice allegation breeze consultation intimation rap natter gab claim communication colloquy idle chatter dialog heart-to-heart powwow talk of the town palaver parley gabfest jive banter speech convo yak yarn crack chin-wag backchat craic schmooze lowdown tete-a-tete tête-à-tête table talk piece of gossip the word on the street korero poop rumor mill titbit assertion secret grapevine report jungle telegraph mulga wire grapevine telegraph hubbub rumours advices murmur falsehood lie fabrication hoax belief opinion fiction repute supposition notoriety invention revelations libel info rumors whispering prating revelation statement smear aspersion dope disclosure allusion malicious gossip juicy morsel smear campaign intimate intelligence mud-slinging low-down hash message bunk piece of hearsay the latest knowledge update notice summary blow by blow rubbish reports lip muckraking trash racket nonsense communiqué status enlightenment data description discovery fake news conspiracy theory hot air eye-opener the goods status update exchange debate discourse deliberation converse argument repartee interchange chinwag expression communion counsel interlocution argumentation intercourse dissertation hearing interview arbitration gas questioning ventilation mediation altercation negotiation remark parlance rabbit skull session straight talk gassing bull session pillow talk give-and-take question and answer session gabbing disputation exchange of views summit canvass head-to-head discussions review wheeling and dealing conciliation verbal exchange nattering consult flap observation wrangling rap session channel of communication talkfest jawing council adda argy-bargy information flow back-and-forth encounter quarrel remarks exchange of ideas mere talk common talk unsubstantiated information patter meeting cackle causerie raillery jangle badinage chin music persiflage


Present participle for interfere in something that is not one's concern
interfering intruding prying interloping intervening intermeddling interposing obtruding poking snooping butting in nosing kibitzing messing tampering thrusting horning in advancing encroaching encumbering gossiping gossipping hindering impeding imposing infringing enquiring inquiring invading molesting muscling in sidewalk-superintending stirring trespassing messing with abusing rights barging in chiming in coming uninvited dabbling in fooling with messing around mixing in mucking about mucking around pushing in worming in breaking in on crashing the gates sticking nose in putting two cents in putting your two cents in putting your oar in sticking your nose in interrupting meddling in intruding on cutting in poking your nose in interfering in disturbing overstepping nosing into chiselling in encroaching on sticking your oar in entrenching on interceding interjecting bothering pestering stickybeaking mousing peeking enquiring impertinently poking around poking about gatecrashing impinging interfering with violating entrenching poking nose in crashing getting involved horning in on muscling in on making inroads poking one's nose in impinging on involving oneself stepping in bugging poking into poking nose into interpolating insinuating intercalating throwing a spanner in the works of throwing a monkey wrench in the works of going beyond holding up thrusting yourself in spying meddling with peeping snooking peering sneaking staring watching doing some detective work examining inspecting dividing sinning wandering erring straying offending falling transgressing poking one's nose into sticking one's nose into interposing yourself insinuating oneself interposing oneself involving yourself coming between putting in two cents breaking in poaching bursting in touching affecting displeasing entering without permission deviating misbehaving penetrating nosing in lapsing doing wrong by charging in nosing around intermediating getting into the act poking one's face in influencing infiltrating creeping putting one's two cents in worming inching disrupting trenching usurping appropriating arrogating having a bearing on having an effect on leaving a mark on making an impression on exerting influence on bearing upon putting in one's oar making an impact on putting one's oar in eating into imposing yourself stepping on someone's toes treading on someone's toes making inroads into working in squeezing in sticking nose into elbowing in imposing oneself butting into intervening in kibitzing on barging into prying into tampering with imposing oneself on interceding in getting involved in intruding into chipping in thrusting oneself in moving in thrusting oneself controlling foisting oneself forcing oneself calling the shots calling the tune gaining control of taking charge of running the show pulling the strings ruling the roost being in the saddle being in the driving seat


Present participle for to fiddle with something in an attempt to fix, mend or improve it, especially in an experimental or unskilled manner


Present participle for to disturb, to discomfort, to hinder
incommoding discommoding disobliging disturbing inconveniencing troubling aggravating bothering discombobulating discomforting discomposing disrupting exasperating interfering irking trying upsetting putting out giving trouble hanging up making it tough putting to trouble giving a hard time putting in a spot putting on the spot putting to some trouble disadvantaging hassling besetting plaguing worrying harassing embarrassing vexing burdening annoying imposing on irritating causing someone difficulty discommodating putting someone to trouble giving someone bother making someone go out of his way bugging pestering molesting chivvying chivying nagging intruding upon galling riling peeving ruffling provoking nettling piquing tormenting afflicting displeasing narking perturbing getting needling bedeviling bedevilling persecuting chafing grieving interrupting grating riding goading rasping eating spiting frosting griping itching giving someone grief hacking off burning up rubbing up the wrong way driving up the wall getting on your nerves bumming out disquieting flustering imposing causing inconvenience to imposing upon creating difficulties for startling distracting rousing interfering with butting in on barging in on horning in on intruding on miffing infuriating rattling angering maddening incensing discountenancing antagonizing making cross making angry depressing rankling getting to saddening graveling gravelling browning off driving crazy driving mad cheesing off winding up dejecting taxing giving someone the hump hacking you off getting your back up putting your back up teeing off getting on nerves giving someone the pip abrading making waves making someone see red ticking off driving round the twist rubbing you up the wrong way fretting antagonising putting your nose out of joint getting in your hair getting across oppressing harrowing distressing straining stressing haunting pressing dashing overcharging getting down sticking it to giving it to getting someone down dishing it out causing suffering to dishing out weighing down causing trouble to harrying badgering hounding teasing paining hurting disgusting perplexing dogging insulting deviling devilling mithering taunting pursuing scaring browbeating nudging tantalizing boring crossing hindering impeding tantalising picking on grating on getting on your wick bending someone's ear breathing down someone's neck carping at


Present participle for to manage, direct, or control a person, group, or system to an unnecessary level of detail or precision


Present participle for to actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.)
infringing breaking contravening disobeying transgressing violating breaching flouting defying disregarding overstepping ignoring infracting neglecting exceeding borrowing crashing encroaching entrenching going beyond imposing intruding kicking against lifting obtruding offending pirating presuming stealing trespassing committing a breach of failing to observe riding roughshod over failing to comply with flying in the face of taking no notice of traducing fracturing erring resisting contaminating sinning outraging withstanding opposing rebelling against encroaching upon setting at naught tampering with trampling on paying no heed to transgressing against going against counteracting contradicting repudiating going counter to setting aside refusing to obey paying no attention to scouting reneging on falling foul of violating law bypassing crossing thwarting vetoing hindering refuting offending against fighting impugning conflicting with rejecting disaffirming spurning interfering with combating excluding abjuring traversing interfering gainsaying interposing combatting negating mocking rebelling rioting striking daring disagreeing misbehaving revolutionising objecting deserting evading shirking challenging differing recalcitrating baulking revolting declining balking mutinying revolutionizing leaving out taking no account of breaking rules not heeding running riot not minding not listening digging your heels in refusing to comply breaking the rules rising in arms flying in face of taking law into own hands

Antonym of meddling

meddling Idiom, Proverb

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