Archive for March 23, 2011

adjective: nosy

Today’s adjective is “nosy”, and it can be used to describe a person who tries to find out personal information about other people. For example:

My neighbor is really nosy. She’s always looking out her window to see what we’re doing.

I don’t want you to think I’m being nosy, but I was just wondering if you’re married.

I caught my friend snooping through my things in my apartment. He’s so nosy!

I don’t like Jill and Tom because they’re so nosy. They’re always asking people really personal questions!

So, as you can tell from my examples, the word “nosy” is always negative. In my third example, I used the word “snoop”. We use this word when we want to talk about a person who looks through the things that belong to other people. Again, this is always considered negative.

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