meddlesome


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Related to meddlesome: mettlesome
See: obtrusive
References in classic literature ?
This has been a single estate for hundreds and hundreds of years, and if you or any meddlesome mountebank comes here and talks of cutting it up like a cake, if I ever hear a word more of you and your leveling lies--"
But the meddlesome kids and their pesky dog soon become involved in their scariest monster mystery yet in this fun, full-length animated feature.
Becket was infamously murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170 by a group of knights after King Henry II declared words thought to be ``Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?''
Nobody believes that our sprawling, meddlesome government is a rousing success.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Mission to the UN in a letter strongly condemned the meddlesome remarks by former advisor to the US administration Michael Ledeen concerning Iran's internal affairs.
The 1955 original starred Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers and Frankie Howerd, in a tale of a hapless bunch of crooks renting a house in London from a meddlesome old landlady.
After helping to stir up a hornet's nest in Iraq, I have another politician in mind for this meddlesome boy and it's not Churchill, it's Burke.
Cries of "Will no one save me from this meddlesome priest?" echoed through the still Cairo air, but it was howled with a wink.
TODAY'S SELECTIONS Haydock 3.30 Intense Tango TOMORROW York 2.10 First Up HORSES TO FOLLOW Aeolus, Aldrin, Almodovar, Andastra, Battalion, Bequia, Captain Colby, Carry On Deryck, Castle Harbour, Chief Whip, City Chic, Considered Opinion, Contrapposto, Daisy Bere, Elbereth, Flyweight, Found, Growl, Haalick, Haggle, Horroob, Irish Rookie, Legendary Lunch, Markas, Masham Star, Maths Prize, Meddlesome, Mootaharer, Muntahaa, Oceanographer, Out And About, Pandora, Perfect Madge, Qewy, Remarkable, Rimraam, Rivet, Sea Of Heaven, Show Stealer, Shraaoh, Snow Moon, Sovereign Debt, Spark Plug, St Michel, Sweet Selection, Tango Sky, Thammin, Thetis, Third Time Lucky, Thornton, Thunder Snow, Very Dashing, Via Serendipity, Wuheida, Yorker.
"The British ambassador has taken many awkward and improper measures against Iran in recent months, including his interfering memo on Iran's domestic affairs and lack of cooperation in issuing visa for those Iranians who intended to visit England," Advisor to the Iranian Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Seyed Jalal Fayyazi told FNA on Monday."The British Queen's appreciation for Simon Gass means an approval of his measures, and such actions are highly likely when it comes to a country with a colonialist history," he continued.Reminding that a bill on downgrading ties with Britain is now a top priority agenda of the parliament, Fayyazi urged Tehran officials to give a rational, but crushing response to the British officials' meddlesome remarks and actions.
England's plans to counter the threat of the M word in Sri Lanka were meticulous before arriving last week - but it is the monsoon, not Murali that has proved meddlesome.
Environment spokesman Archie Norman added: "This is the most intrusive, interfering and meddlesome lot of ministers this country has ever seen."