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a person given to intruding in other people's affairs

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a person who meddles in the affairs of others

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NEW mothers see their mothers-inlaw as interfering busybodies who pass on the worst advice about caring for babies, according to a survey.
It's an international conference which used to be run by Thackara when he was director of the Netherlands Design Institute before it was destroyed by conservative busybodies - as is the way in Holland for anything which looks even vaguely subversive, Doors is heavily state funded.
A raft of other romantic complications floats through the proceedings, all the while providing fodder for the town's busybodies, who threaten to ruin Molly's good name - she's thought to be the subject of several men's affections.
Eight "Santas 4 Justice" protesters want MPs to clamp down on the Scrooge busybodies who rename the traditional festivities because they don't want to upset non-Christians.
Mind your own business, and that applies to all the busybodies obsessed with taking away other people's rights.
Let's hope the Fat Controller doesn't get a rap over the knuckles from the busybodies at the Advertising Standards Authority.
And the flaw at the root of her eagerness to share such thoughts and observations is a colossal, astounding self involvement, comparable in all ways to that of the asinine busybodies who pilloried her in the first place.
Her body and track's busybodies ought to know: Devers isn't paying them any mind.
That's certainly true, and I suppose I should be happy that someone has finally proved that many of those parading fanatics, religious-minded prudes, and censorious busybodies are in the throes of repression and self-revulsion and are merely projecting onto me and those I love the thing they hate in themselves.
If I thought it would make these busybodies jobless I'd urge every smoker to pack in their vile habit but sadly council goons always find some other meaningless task to pursue - and you can bet it's not tackling the real 'Odour Nuisance' problem of smelly, rat-infested, overflowing rubbish bins.
So I pray that our city veterans won't be hit by an almost unbelievable ruling from the Health and Safety busybodies in North Yorkshire that the old soldiers must provide pounds 300 public liability insurance, carry out a risk assessment and organise stewards dressed in fluorescent jackets to police events.
NEW mums see their mothers-in-law as interfering busybodies who pass on the worst advice about caring for babies.
A DISTRAUGHT widower was ordered to remove his wife's gravestone by council busybodies.
Entrepreneurs who are brave enough to imagine such possibilities face a big enough challenge without the meddling of bureaucrats and busybodies.
The Glendale City Council, increasingly a band of bullying busybodies, ought to rescind this archaic encroachment of individual rights.