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435. Meddlesomeness

  1. Norris, Mrs. interfering, spiteful, gossiping busybody. [Br. Lit.: Austen Mansfield Park in Magill I, 562]
  2. Werle, Gregers interferes with the Ekdals lives and brings about their daughters suicide, [Nor. Drama: Ibsen The Wild Duck in Magill I, 1113]
  3. Whiteside, Sheridan meddles in his hosts family affairs and insults the townspeople by interfering. [Am. Drama: The Man Who Came to Dinner in Benét, 631]

Mediation (See PEACEMAKING .)

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