Someone nosy has a hard time minding their own business. A nosy person pokes their nose into other people’s affairs.
Do you know anyone who is always asking personal questions and loves to hear gossip? That person is nosy. Nosy people are a little too concerned with what other people are up to, and they tend to invade the privacy of others. A neighbor who keeps looking in your window is being nosy. Being nosy is always considered a negative trait. Nosy people are snoopy and prying.
eager to investigate and learn or learn more (sometimes about others' concerns)
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