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ˈpraɪ ɪŋpry·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nosiness, prying, snoopinessadjective

    offensive inquisitiveness

  2. nosy, nosey, prying, snoopyadjective

    offensively curious or inquisitive

    "curious about the neighbor's doings"; "he flipped through my letters in his nosy way"; "prying eyes"; "the snoopy neighbor watched us all day"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prying

    of Pry

  2. Pryingadjective

    inspecting closely or impertinently

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prying in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prying in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of prying in a Sentence

  1. Ethan Blevins:

    The Supreme Court of Washington state went the other direction, [It] said our state Constitution provides better protection, and we believe that people expect that our garbage is going to be protected from prying eyes.

  2. President Obama:

    There's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday, when individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing.

  3. President Barack Obama on Tuesday:

    There's no excuse for the kind of violence that we saw yesterday. It is counterproductive, when individuals get crowbars and start prying open doors to loot, they're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They're stealing. When they burn down a building, they're committing arson. And they're destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities. That robs jobs and opportunity from people in that area.

  4. Danielle Fishel:

    We want to shout it from the rooftops but we know posting about his birth and it's complications opens us up to prying eyes - aka paparazzi staked outside our house, following our every move they way they did several times during my pregnancy, we are much too fragile for that right now and I pray wholeheartedly that we can have some space as we navigate these next few weeks.

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