interfering

interfering
index intrusive, mesne, obtrusive, preventive, prohibitive (restrictive)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • interfering — [[t]ɪ̱ntə(r)fɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe someone as interfering, you are criticizing them because they try to get involved in other people s affairs or to give them advice, especially when the advice is not wanted. When… …   English dictionary

  • Interfering — Interfere In ter*fere , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Interfered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interfering}.] [OF. entreferir to strike each other; entre between (L. inter) + OF. ferir to strike, F. f[ e]rir, fr. L. ferire. See {Ferula}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To come… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interfering — in|ter|fer|ing [ ,ıntər fırıŋ ] adjective usually before noun deliberately involving yourself in other people s lives and trying to influence the way they behave, although you have no right to do this: They wanted to get rid of her because they… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • interfering — UK [ˌɪntə(r)ˈfɪərɪŋ] / US [ˌɪntərˈfɪrɪŋ] adjective [usually before noun] deliberately involving yourself in other people s lives and trying to influence the way that they behave, although you have no right to do this They wanted to get rid of her …   English dictionary

  • interfering — interfere ► VERB 1) (interfere with) prevent from continuing or being carried out properly. 2) (interfere with) handle or adjust without permission. 3) intervene without invitation or necessity. 4) (interfere with) Brit. euphemistic sexually… …   English terms dictionary

  • interfering — adjective intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner (Freq. 1) an interfering old woman bustling about self importantly making an officious nuisance of himself busy about other people s business • Syn: ↑meddlesome, ↑meddling, ↑officious, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • interfering — in·ter·fer·ing (in″tər fērґing) the striking or rubbing of the fetlock of a horse by the opposite foot during locomotion …   Medical dictionary

  • interfering — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Given to intruding in other people s affairs: intrusive, meddlesome, meddling, obtrusive, officious. See PARTICIPATE …   English dictionary for students

  • interfering — in·ter fer·ing || ‚ɪntÉ™(r)fÉ™rɪŋ adj. meddlesome, officious, encroaching in a meddling or offensive way in·ter·fere || ‚ɪntÉ™(r) fɪr / fɪə v. impede, obstruct, hinder; meddle, intrude in the affairs of others; collide; block an… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • interfering — n. Clashing, interference, opposition, collision …   New dictionary of synonyms

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