[ UK /mˈɛdlɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈmɛdəɫɪŋ, ˈmɛdɫɪŋ/ ]
  1. intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
    busy about other people's business
    an interfering old woman
    bustling about self-importantly making an officious nuisance of himself
  1. the act of altering something secretly or improperly
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How To Use meddling In A Sentence

  • I am for _meddling with slavery everywhere_ -- _attacking it by night and by day, in season and out of season_ (no, it can never be out of season) -- in order to _effect its overthrow_. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2) Negroes as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens
  • Even worse, thanks to the meddling Tarnian magicker, that bloody boy now owned a living sigil! Conqueror's Moon
  • Add to that decades of se vere drought that drove nomads south onto their neighbors 'land, as well as meddling by Libya, America and Chad — which militarized Darfur tribes as Cold War proxies — and by the mid-'80s, the region had ex ploded in civil war, which spi raled into an international con flict with escalating atrocities. Explaining Darfur
  • Just have the goodness to accede to my request and stop meddling in the Amaury case. IN REMEMBRANCE OF ROSE
  • In 1994 in the New Territories, lineage leaders complained about urban and colonialist meddling when the government decided to let women inherit land when the deceased had no sons and died intestate.
  • China's Foreign Ministry denounced those remarks as unwarranted American meddling and an attempt to "internationalize" a strictly regional problem. Reining in China's Ambitions
  • (Mr. Rose's meddling with Joyce's use of the Miltonic "woful" has reverberated all the way to Beijing where translator Sylvan Nathans noticed I had called Stephen Dedalus the "woful lunatic. 'Making the Wrong Joyce': An Exchange
  • The weakening of the Federalist party and its eventual demise a few years later were largely due to Hamilton's wrong-headed meddling.
  • Police must be free to fight crime without political meddling, the country 's most senior officer said yesterday. Times, Sunday Times
  • A judge in Palm Beach County ruled in 2009 that Lehman had been invalidly appointed as executor of Lucom's will in Florida, making him what the judge called an "intermeddling volunteer" in the estate. The Seattle Times
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